A series of peer-based trauma-informed discussions with Black artists explore critical paths to healthier realities, not limited to:
- Black artists moving beyond trauma within their art practice and life .
- Discussion about the arts increasing public awareness of anti-Black racism, anxiety and depression.
- Navigating the ways that microassaults, microaggressions, and microinvalidations lead to anxiety, depression, and impacts work .
- Artists accessing mental health counselling and education to support their wellbeing and creative output
- Confronting anti-Black racism and its impact on mental wellness within Black communities .
- Black artists’ creation for their community, that reduces the stigmatization of mental illness.
This symposium for Black Artists and Arts Workers is also open to the wider Black community. Non-Black Artists and members of the wider community are welcome to attend but are reminded to be mindful, respectful of the conversations, and the privilege of being able to witness the experiences openly shared by participants.
AROBA is a PWYC event. Make sure to register in advance.