AWI Voices With Impact presents: Celebrating Black Resilience

“With each generation we outsmart our colonizers. 

We hacked their code and reprogrammed ourselves to create 

The rhythm, food, music, dance that the world moves to in unison. 

And still we thrive.” 

– From “Still We Thrive” by Campbell X

The atrocities that have been committed against Black people are too many to count. But so, too, are the ways that Black people have responded with strength, creativity, and beauty. In this session, filmmakers Campbell X, Fan Sissoko, and Jameelah Nruddin celebrate and magnify the ways in which Black resilience has manifested itself individually, in families, and in our culture at large.

Watch the screen recording below, or download it here.

Featured National Resources:

Crisis Text Line
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Trans Lifeline
The Trevor Project
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
Black Mental Health Alliance

Please visit this page for International Resources.


Date:June 25, 2021
Time:4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Workshop Evaluation

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“Such beautiful wisdom and love among the panelists. So much gratitude for their emotional labor.” "
-Session Attendee


Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission The MHSOAC provides vision and leadership, in collaboration with clients, their family members, and underserved communities, to ensure Californians understand mental health is essential to overall health. MHSOAC holds public mental health systems accountable, provides oversight for eliminating disparities; promotes wellness, recovery and resiliency; and ensures positive outcomes for individuals living with serious mental illness and their families.