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Call to Mind presents | MPR News In Focus: Black Youth Resilience in Minnesota

Wednesday, December 02
Show | 4pm

Call to Mind Presents | MPR News In Focus: Black Youth Resilience in Minnesota, as part of the Well Beings tour. 

Black teens and young adults in Minnesota are challenged by the politicization of race, the killing of George Floyd and the COVID-19 pandemic, all disproportionately affecting their communities. At the same time, Black youth face inadequate access to well-being support and representative mental health providers. How are young Black people staying resilient amid persistent institutional racism?

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Join Call to Mind correspondent Alisa Roth for this in-depth, interactive virtual town hall discussion. The free event is co-produced by American Public Media’s Call to Mind and MPR News as part of the national youth mental health Well Beings Tour, presented by WETA. The discussion will be recorded for broadcast, content may be used by Well Beings and its partners.

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If you have thoughts or questions about the topic, check out the Well Beings Tour , Call to Mind and the MPR News Ground Level project page for different ways to share your experience, and to watch our previous conversations: 

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WELL BEINGS is a major national campaign from WETA addressing health needs in America with a focus on youth mental health.

The Well Beings tour is made possible by Otsuka, Kaiser Permanente, Bank of America, American Psychiatric Association Foundation, One Mind, Movember, National Alliance on Mental Illness, The Dauten Family Foundation, Dana Foundation, Hersh Foundation, Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission, Frances Von Schlegell and John E. Von Schlegell, Robina Riccitiello, Sutter Health, and Jackson Family Enterprises. Partners include Call to Mind at American Public Media, PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs, Forbes, PEOPLE, Mental Health America, The Steve Fund, and The Jed Foundation.

Call to Mind is American Public Media’s initiative to foster new conversations about mental health. Call to Mind is bringing mental health conversations into the open, increasing public knowledge and engagement, to empower people to find the support they want and need.

MPR News’ In Focus is a series of convenings we are committed to leading over the next year on Minnesota’s persistent racial disparities. Through conversations with community leaders that are shaped by our curious, engaged audience, MPR hopes to encourage new connections and relationships that will help Minnesota communities make progress toward equity and inclusion.