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Discussion Series

Navigating Today’s America: Race, Racial Trauma, and Well-Being

When registering for these events, please use your NSU email address. Only those with NSU email addresses will be able to participate.



Past Events:


Worried About SHADE?: Processing Racial Equality

Date/Time: Thursday, June 11, 2020 (1:00pm-2:00pm)

Description: "This facilitated discussion provides an opportunity to begin processing how your racial journey intersects with others. Listening to different perspectives offers a sneak peek into experiences that you may not have otherwise been exposed to, making it difficult to have heart-felt conversations. So, don't miss this chance to be heard by your NSU peers!"

Facilitators: Kyle Slough, LMCH,  Zaver Moore, 4th year PsyD student and graduate assistant for student counseling, and Shannon Maurice, 3rd year doctoral student, conflict resolution and analysis. 



Social Change During a Pandemic

Date/Time: Friday, June 12, 2020 (2:00pm-3:00pm)

Description: Asking ourselves what it means to be a student during this time of injustice, social change, and a global pandemic.

Facilitators: Shoshana Farbman, LCSW & Kyle Slough, LMCH


Managing Your Emotions/Anxiety

Date/Time: Monday, June 15, 2020 (1:00pm-2:00pm)

Description: With so many community wide stressors, it is understandable to feel off lately. Confused about how you feel or what to feel? Let’s talk about it.

Facilitators: Jen Sincore, Psy.D. & Amelia Cordova, LMFT



Defying The Odds: Black Male Therapists Discuss Intersectionality in Academia

Date/Time: Thursday, June 18, 2020 (1:00pm-2:00pm)

Description: Join NSU’s Department of Family Therapy for an exclusive discussion on navigating issues of race, resilience, and relationships in today’s social climate. Take this chance to hear from Black Male Therapists, some of NSU’s very own Doctoral students, on what it means to be Black, male, and actively defying the odds set against them.

Facilitators: Edmound Davis, Adejare Abisogun & Giancarlo Simpson, MFT Registered Interns and doctoral students

View a recording of this meeting HERE



Active Antiracism Allyship

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 (2:00pm-3:00pm)

Description: This discussion facilitates dialogue on how white and non-Black students can be effective allies by challenging oppression.  We will explore why we are called to allyship and what is required of us to be active antiracism allies.  Resources will be discussed for future learning and action.    

Facilitator: Jeannie Jaworski, Director of International Services


Intersection of the Caribbean Diaspora and the Black Lives Matter Movement

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 (4:00 – 5:00pm)

Description: This discussion will look at historic and current issues in examining the Civil Rights and the Black Lives Matter Movement from a Caribbean perspective. Along those lines, this discussion will explore the human rights experiences and challenges due to systemic racism in the United States.

Facilitators: Jane E. Cross, Profess of Law and Director of the Caribbean Law Programs, Kenneth Lewis, Professor of Law, and Claude Crevecoeur, President of the Caribbean Law Students Association

View a recording of this meeting HERE

The Wellness Check: An Open Forum on Racial Trauma and Healing

Date/Time: Thursday, June 25, 2020 (4:00 – 5:00pm)

Description: A virtual safe space, to discuss the impact of racial trauma, and collectively heal. 

Facilitators: Christine A. Beliard, LMFT and Dr. Dani Renee Moye, LMFT

View a recording of this meeting HERE


Have you heard of the concept of White Fragility? Let’s talk about it.

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 (2:00pm-3:00pm)

Description: Have you heard the term “white fragility” and wondered what it means? It’s a term coined by author Robin DiAngelo. She has developed an explanation for why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism and why many white people respond the way they do to the topic. In this discussion, I’ll share some of the key ideas of DiAngelo’s theory and you can see what you think about it. I’ll also share some insights based on my work in conflict resolution about what could help white people engage in constructive conversation about racism.

Facilitator: Robin Cooper, Ph.D.

View a recording of this meeting HERE



Defying The Odds Part 2: Standing Above The Stereotype

Date/Time: July 15th at 1:00pm

Description: Black Male Therapists from The Dept of Family Therapy discuss elitism, campus culture, (self) doubt and other obstacles. Join them as they debunk the myths and defy the stereotypes about them.

Presenters: Edmound Davis, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern;  Adejare Abisogun, Mental Health Counselor Registered Intern and doctoral student & Giancarlo Simpson, Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern and doctoral student 

View a recording of this meeting HERE


Am I the Change?: How can you get involved supporting recent movements on the level you feel comfortable with?

Date/Time: Tuesday, Aug 18th, 2020 (3:00pm-4:00pm)

Description: If you are not someone who is comfortable protesting, how can you get involved thru social media, donations, or other forms of advocacy? This conversation is geared in to assist participants in finding ways to contribute to the movement in your own way.

Presenters: Justin Smith, M.Ed. Director of Residential Life and Housing; Gerard Wheeler, MA, LAPC, NCC, Director of Campus Life and Student Engagement; Rod Colas, M.S Asst Director of Physical Plant

 View a recording of this meeting HERE



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