5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Location: MC 2.404 (CTL Training Room)
This event is sponsored by The School of Interdisciplinary Studies Gender Studies Program & Galerstein Gender Center, Office of Diversity and Community Engagement.
This month we are joined by Dr. Kimberly Burdine (she/her/hers), Licensed Psychologist & Diversity Trainer, for a discussion on the importance of finding and offering support for women of color in spaces that are historically dominated by people with privileged cultural identities.
An overarching goal of the talk will be to better understand how women’s overlapping identities (i.e. race, class, ethnicity, religion, gender expression and sexual orientation) impact the way they experience oppression and discrimination.
In this interactive discussion, we will explore
a) factors that maintain, perpetuate and
create mental health concerns for women and women-identified people of color,
b) how intentionality in inclusion and affirmation efforts foster mental health,
c) ways that you can improve the quality of diversity inclusion and mental health in your campus role.
Dr. Burdine will also provide an overview of mental health services she has created
in her role as Psychologist & Diversity Coordinator at the UT Counseling &
Mental Health Center at UT Austin, to give voice to college students whose identities
have been marginalized.
There will be light refreshments and a question and answer period after the talk.