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Cultural Impact Conference: Resiliency and Healing in the Aftermath of Violence in Marginalized Communities

March 17, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT

Resiliency and Healing in the Aftermath of Violence in Marginalized Communities

Violence in marginalized communities is a byproduct of structural racism with historical and present-day harmful repercussions. Institutional racism includes policies and structures that deprive certain individuals within a society equal opportunity to social, economic and political advantages. It is reflected in disparities regarding criminal justice, employment,housing, health care, political power and education. Consequently, marginalized communities fraught with violence are created and sustained. The witnessing, victimization and exposure to racism and violence for individuals residing in marginalized communities may lead to detrimental long lasting psychological effects (APA, 2014).

As engaged members of our community, we have an obligation and responsibility to address the cycle of violence and promote resiliency and healing. Join The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Keynote Speaker Dr. James Garbarino as this conference explores how various systems (e.g. mental health providers, community advocates, business and legislative leaders, educators and students) can work together to help promote individual and community empowerment through their efforts towards social justice. Objectives: Explore individual, community and social interventions to promote resiliency and healing from violence in marginalized communities Apply innovative research and theories in practice for positive change in communities Form interprofessional alliances to engage in systemic and sustainable change.

Join us:
Friday, March 17, 2017
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Downtown Campus)
325 N. Wells, Chicago, IL 60654
and the Merchandise Mart Holiday Inn Mart Plaza
Contact us: [email protected]


March 17, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago Campus
325 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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(312) 329-6600