AWI Voices With Impact presents: Keeping Our Fathers Alive

Facilitated by: Britt Martinez-Hewitt

Featuring:

  • Until Our Spirits Meet Again by Alexander Nystrom
  • Six Feet Apart by Monty Cole 
  • The Sunset Special by Marlena C. Robbins

The loss of a father can feel tragic and unfair. But our fathers’ legacies can live on after they pass, through our memories of them and the stories we tell. In this session we will be exploring the strength and power we have to keep our fathers alive through storytelling, narrative, and memory. Along with filmmakers Alexander Nystrom, Monty Cole, and Marlena C. Robbins, we will watch three short films that each, in their own way, keep our fathers alive.

Led by the filmmakers, the festival features a selection of interactive seminars and engaging discussions, related to the films and the themes we are exploring through this year’s program. If you are interested in learning about these sessions, and participating in these critical conversations, you can see them all on our Voices With Impact information page!

You can register for this event 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

Details

Day:Wednesday
Date:June 29, 2022
Time:4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Partners

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.
American Psychiatric Association Foundation We are the non-profit affiliate of the American Psychiatric Association. Our public programs are designed to educate and empower, and are focused on:
  • Eliminating stigma,
  • Improving access to high quality mental health care,
  • Increasing public awareness, and
  • Addressing the chronically unmet needs of underserved populations.

APAF initiatives are designed for schools, the workplace, the justice system, and faith communities. All of our work is centered on on one goal: A mentally healthy nation for all. For more information and complimentary resources, visit apafdn.org.

BetterHelp BetterHelp makes professional counseling accessible, affordable, convenient - so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. BetterHelp offers access to licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited psychologists (PhD / PsyD), marriage and family therapists (LMFT), clinical social workers (LCSW / LMSW), and board licensed professional counselors (LPC).