Racism, Racial Literacy and Mental Health

A Conversation with Dr. Howard Stevenson

On May 14, 2022, a white supremacist gunman murdered ten Black citizens and wounded several others in a targeted attack at the Tops grocery store on Buffalo's East Side. One year later, the victims' families, survivors and greater community work to recover and heal. Join us for a powerful and helpful conversation.

Event Details

Full Video Presentation

This video is the full presentation of the Racism, Racial Literacy and Mental Health: A conversation with Dr. Howard Stevenson event held on Thursday, May 11, 2023.

Thursday, May 11, 2023

TIME: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Learning Center [Room 1220]
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
955 Main Street, Buffalo, NY

In-Person Attendance at Capacity

Registration was required to attend this event in person. This event is at capacity. Unfortunately, walk-ins won't be accepted.


Virtual Registrants

For those who registered to attend virtually, a link to participate was emailed to you at the email address used at the time of registration. If you did not receive this email, be sure to check your spam folders or contact us and a link will be provided.

QUESTIONS? Please email Caroline Hurley, events manager, with any questions about this event.


Portrait of Dr. Henry Louis Taylor Jr.

A special welcome will be delivered by Dr. Henry-Louis Taylor Jr., associate director, UB's Community Health Equity Research Institute, professor of urban and regional planning and director of the Center for Urban Studies, UB's School of Architecture and Planning.

Keynote Speaker

Portrait of Dr. Howard Stevenson.

Dr. Howard Stevenson is the Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education, professor of Africana studies in the human development and quantitative methods division of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the executive director of the Racial Empowerment Collaborative, designed to promote racial literacy in education, health and community institutions.

Panel Discussion

Portrait of Dr. LaGarrett King.

A panel, moderated by the Graduate School of Education's associate professor of learning and instruction and director of the Center for K-12 Black History and Racial Literacy Education, Dr. LaGarrett King, will include insights from:

Featured Panelists

Image of Isaac Burt.

Associate Professor
UB Graduate School of Education

Image of Anyango Kamina .

Assistant Dean for Student Development and Academic Enhancement
UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Image of Pastor Kinzer M. Pointer.

Agape Fellowship Baptist Church

Erie County Medical Center Board of Directors

Image of Christopher St. Vil.

Assistant Professor
UB School of Social Work

Special thanks to our event sponsors

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