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Mental Health in the Black Community: A Speaker Series

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Mechanical Engineering Building

5 King's College Circle

Room 102

Toronto, ON M5S

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March 2nd is the 1st Black Mental Health Day in Toronto. We welcome the Black community and allies to engage in a discussion on mental health in the Black community.

The Black Medical Students' Association at U of T will be hosting its 5th speaker series on this day in order to discuss this complex and prevalent issue in our society.

We are pleased to be featuring Donna Alexander, a social worker at CAMH, and Dr. Josiah Osagie, a Black resident Psychiatrist at U of T and former valedictorian.

As Black medical students at U of T, we strive to continue to create spaces for our community where we can learn alongside eachother, form partnerships, develop solidarity, and create powerful networks. Due to the overwhelming turn out at our last event, we have secured a larger venue with a deliberate space for networking following the event.

Evening breakdown:

5:45pm - Please arrive and secure your seat, take refreshements

6:00-6:20pm - Welcoming remarks

6:20-6:40pm - Speaker 1: Donna Alexander, MSW, RSW

6:40-7:00pm - Speaker 2: Dr. Josiah Osagie, MD

7:00-8:00pm - Question and Answer Period

8:00pm - Informal networking

If you would like to post questions anonymously prior to the Q&A session, please submit them here by February 28th at 11:59PM.

In order to create a powerful networking session, we would like to create a space where available services can be offered to the community (e.g. therapy, legal services, insurance, etc.). If you are attending the event and you have services to offer, please post them here in advance.

Photos will be taken at this event.

We are beyond excited to be hosting our 5th event on such a historic day. Please join us in creating a community where we can grow together.

**Please see below for pictures from our last event**

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Mechanical Engineering Building

5 King's College Circle

Room 102

Toronto, ON M5S

Canada

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