APA Spring Highlights Meeting 2020


Town Hall - APA Addresses Structural Racism, Part 3:

The Trauma of Structural Racism and its Transmission Across Generations

Monday, November 16  |  8:00 - 9:30 p.m. ET  |  View Recording Below

Disparities in mental health for people of color remain pervasive and persist across generations. There is a growing consensus that structural and interpersonal racial discrimination fundamentally impacts mental health in communities of color. The persistent stress of experiencing discrimination has an impact across generations, and the degree to which the health consequences of racism and bigotry can be passed down from one generation to the next is an important avenue of exploration. This town hall will delve into this issue.

From their expert perspective, our distinguished panel will discuss: In clinical settings, how does structural racism manifest itself in relation to communities of color particularly in children, adolescents, adults, older adults, and other populations ( i.e., LGBTQIA+)?

Presentations by the panelists will be followed by a live Q&A session with the audience, moderated by Dr. Michele Reid. Panelists include: Ebony Dix, M.D., Chuan-Mei Lee, M.D., and Peter Ureste, M.D.

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Future Town Halls

Save the date for future town halls planned in APA's Addressing Structural Racism virtual series. Topics and speakers to be announced.

Town Hall #4
  • Monday, February 8, 2021
  • 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. ET
Town Hall #5
  • 2021 Annual Meeting
  • Los Angeles, Calif.

Structural Racism Town Hall Archives

View information and recordings of previously held town halls in APA's Addressing Structural Racism virtual series.

Town Hall - APA Addresses Structural Racism, Part Two: The March Continues

APA leadership and an esteemed panel of experts join together for a virtual town hall to commemorate the 57th Anniversary of the March on Washington in August 1963. The town hall will examine the following:

  • How the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement is an outgrowth of the civil rights initiatives reducing the inequalities faced by Black people and their families.
  • Impact of racial injustices within APA and psychiatry.
  • How far we still must go to address structural racism and the charge of APA's Presidential Task Force.

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Member Town Hall – APA Addresses Structural Racism, Part One

These distinguished speakers discussed the ways in which APA can address structural racism, including the role of associations and allies in supporting this work. Panelists, including APA President Dr. Jeffrey Geller, shared their perspectives and participated in a Q&A session with APA members in a dialogue about the way forward for our organization.

The town hall was followed by the establishment an APA Presidential Task Force to Address Structural Racism Throughout Psychiatry, which will examine what steps and policies the APA should implement on racism and racial inequities, and will include additional member webinars.

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