Join us for the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force meeting on Tuesday, February 13 from 3 – 5 PM. The February meeting will be held at Independence First, 540 S. 1st Street. We will also offer a virtual option via Zoom – but encourage you to attend in person for community and networking.
Our agenda will include a celebration of Black History Month and includes following presenters:
- Ko-Thi Dance Company, Drumming Call
- Welcome and Introductions, Dr. Christine Apple
- Sumaiyah Clark, Chief Equity Officer, Milwaukee County
- Ko-Thi Dance Company Live, Artistic Director, Sonya Thompson. (3:10 – 3:25)
Founded in Milwaukee, Ko-Thi Dance Company has been a beacon of African and Caribbean dance traditions since 1969, bringing continuity, faith and love to audiences worldwide.
- Brenda Wesley and Terri Ellzey
Presenting from The ASK (Access, Support, Knowledge) Series, a sample of “Why is the Village Burning?, addressing generational trauma and mental health in the black community.
- Ko-Thi Dance Company, Panel Presentation
- Jessica Perez, Certified Peer Specialist – Learning Community (CPS-LC) Trainer and Engagement Coordinator from Chrysalis in Madison.
Discussing a statewide grant from the Department of Health Services. Learn about becoming part of the cohort if you offer services to underserved populations.
- Montreal Cain, Founder of MERA WI
Presenting on Black Inventors in the realm of Mental Health and Substance Use. MERA directly works with underserved populations providing SUD and OUD services.
- Membership Campaign
Our meetings are open to all. To register for the meeting, complete the form on our website. Indicate if you plan to participate in person at Independence First or by Zoom. You will receive an email response with the Zoom link.
Please Note: To save on printing costs and materials, we will no longer be providing printed material unless requested prior to the in-person meeting. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a packet of the any presenter materials.
Chemical Sensitivity Policy
For the safety and comfort of all those with chemical and environmental sensitivities, Independence First requests that attendees please refrain from using any perfumed products such as scented soaps, deodorants, perfumes, colognes, and heavily scented fabric softeners.
ASL interpreters will be provided. To request other disability related accommodations, please email email@example.com as soon as possible. We will do our best to respond to all requests.