Archive for April 2018

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Dementia is a disease that is considered a “silent epidemic” in the Black community with Black Americans being “two times more likely to develop late-onset Alzheimer’s disease than whites and less likely to have a diagnosis of their condition, resulting in less time for treatment and planning” (Ellis, 2018).  In addition, Black Americans have a higher rate of vascular dementia. (Alzheimer’s Association).

The discussion will focus on defining and diagnosing dementia, symptoms, stress, types of dementia, warning signs, causes, medical trials, treatment, and how Black Americans, especially Black women are affected by Dementia. The discussion will also focus on racism (including environmental racism), poverty, and traumas, quality medical care, the psychological, emotional, physical and social well-being of Black Americans living with Dementia, their caregivers, and family members.

Dr. Frayon Epps, Ms. Mia Chester, Volunteer & Outreach Manager, Alzheimers Association, Ms. Jacque Thornton, Sr. Vice President, Leading Age Georgia and Board Chair, Sage Navigator will share strategies focusing on moving from “caregiving to care loving” along with her groundbreaking research on equipping faith communities to become “Dementia Friendly Faith Villages.”

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Join Dr. Culbreth for "Colorism in the Workplace." Topics include the psychological, emotional, physical and social effects, intraracial and interracial colorism, black women and other women of color as victims of colorism in the workplace, case law, types of colorism acts in the workplace, hiring, promotions, work tasks, EEOC charges and claims, and a sneak pre-view of Dr. Culbreth's Case Study Guide on Colorism in the Workplace among other topics.

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Join Dr. Culbreth for "Advancing and Living the Dream" which focuses on how we can advance and live the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream of making this world a better place for all. Topics will include rising above negativity, speaking truth to power, racism, saving the children, community empowerment, empowering yourself and others to rise, being a change agent, unity across the board, humanity, voices, visibility, Black women in America, people of color trying to survive and live the "American Dream," collateral beauty, paving paths, building foundations, talents, no room for grandstanding or egos, giving back, challenges and controversy, actions from the heart, and the greater good among other topics. 

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