Mental health is one of the nation’s most pressing societal issues. Every year, one in five New Yorkers will experience a range of mental health challenges, from depression and anxiety to PTSD and schizophrenia. Every day, people deemed mentally ill are jailed against their will, denied due process in the justice system, and priced out of access to quality treatment. New York City is taking steps towards changing the culture and treatment around mental health, yet we still see persistent discrimination and stigma, especially in Brooklyn's communities of color.
Join BRIC TV on December 13th as we bring together the voices of those who struggle with mental health, those who treat mental illness, and those on the front lines of securing mental health as a civil right for all. The event kicks of with a special performance by: The Brooklyn Poetry Slam Team.
Come early, grab a drink and catch a screening of The Marshall Project’s We are Witnesses, a series of powerful short films of people impacted by mental health and the criminal justice system.
The cameras stop rolling at 8:30PM, but join us in the lobby afterwards for panelist meet and greet + drinks in the BRIC House lobby!
Michaela angela Davis - Activist & CNN Contributor
Dr. Maysa Akbar - Yale Child Psychologist and author “Urban Trauma: A Legacy of Racism”
Orlando Mendoza - Director of Mental Health Division at Brooklyn Community Services
Beth Haroules - Civil Rights Attorney, New York Civil Liberties Union - NYCLU
Jonah Bossewitch - PHD Mental Health Advocate, Institute for the Development of Human Arts
Akeem Browder - Executive Director of The Kalief Browder Foundation
Brian Vines, Senior Correspondent, BRIC TV
NOTE: Capacity at BRIC House is limited and admission is on a first come, first served basis, whether you have RSVP'ed or not. Please come early to ensure entry and seating.