Equity and Inclusion in Leadership

Equity and Inclusion in Leadership Networking Call

Wednesday, May 31st

2 PM ET/ 11 AM PT

How do you deal with social exclusion in mental health and the behavioral health workplace? Despite national efforts to reduce disparities in health and mental health, inequities and resulting disparities persist. An examination of the institutional role and form that social exclusion and discrimination, such as microaggressions, play and its connection to mental health systems has begun (Gomez, 2015). The effects of microaggressions targeted at sexual minorities and racial minorities have been well documented. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youths and black youths are more likely to experience homelessness and mental health challenges than their heterosexual, cisgender, and white peers (Gattis, Larson 2017). What do leaders of organizations need to know in order to address the role of microaggressions in mental health and how they impact leadership development for peers from sexual and racial/ethnic minority populations?

Join us for a dialogue on these issues with discussant, Laverne Miller and co-facilitators, Celia Brown and Chacku Mathai. There are many issues faced by people of color that are major stressors impacting our mental health status including the continued disparities in health and mental health outcomes for people of color. Increasing the capacity of leadership in mental health organizations to reach and connect with communities of color is a recognized organizational change strategy.

The STAR Center's monthly national networking call for people of color is for anyone who is interested in increasing the number of people in organizational leadership roles who are African-American, Native American/American Indian/Alaskan Native, Latino/Hispanic or Asian/Pacific Islanders. Our hope is that this opportunity to network and support each other’s leadership efforts across the country and in our target states/regions will make a measurable and remarkable difference towards eliminating the health and mental health disparities we currently experience across the country.
Register now for our next session on May 31st, 2017 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT!

Future Dates

June 21, 2017

July 26, 2017

August 30, 2017

September 20, 2017