Graduate School Community Engagement
Liberation-Based Healing Conference
October 06, 2009
Collaborating groups (co-sponsors): Johns Hopkins University, Affinity Counseling Group, Institute for Family Services, Portland State University School of Social Welfare
Faculty contact: Andrae Brown
Visit the conference website for more information.
The Liberation-Based Healing Conference brings together professional therapists with community organizers, educators, faith communities, and activists to promote family and community healing, bolster resilience, and promote social justice and equity.
The unique format of the two-day event—involving both professional training and inviting community members to join the second day of the conference—emphasizes the urgency of connecting mental health workers with community organizations and individuals for effective action around issues of violence, homelessness, racism, poverty, and other challenges that communities face.