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From the Womb to the World: Unearthing Intergenerational Trauma - Racism, Mental Health, and Systemic Change in Impact Investing

Lori Rose Benson Hip Hop Public Health

This panel discussion will delve into the profound impact of racism and intergenerational trauma on mental health, exploring its ramifications on both the body and the brain. Featuring Jimmie Briggs, acclaimed journalist and Principal of the Justice and Equity Portfolio at the Skoll Foundation, Dr. Olajide Williams, Vice Dean of Community Health at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and founder of Hip Hop Public Health, and Chuck D., social justice pioneer and iconic leader of the legendary Hip Hop group, Public Enemy, this esteemed panel will examine the intersections of historical trauma, systemic racism, and mental health outcomes. The panel will also explore how funders and impact investors can leverage mental health and anti-racism initiatives to drive systemic change.

Track

DEI, Ownership and Impact

Format

Panel (3 speakers)

Speakers

  • NameOlajide Williams
  • TitleVice Dean of Community Health and Professor of Neurology ; Founder and Board Chair of Hip Hop Public Health
  • OrganizationColumbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons; and Hip Hop Public Health
  • NameJimmie Briggs
  • TitlePrincipal, Justice and Equity
  • OrganizationSkoll Foundation
  • NameChuck D
  • TitleLeader and frontman of the hip hop group Public Enemy
  • OrganizationPublic Enemy

Description

This panel discussion will delve into the profound impact of racism and intergenerational trauma on mental health, exploring its ramifications on both the body and the brain. Featuring Jimmie Briggs, acclaimed journalist and Principal of the Justice and Equity Portfolio at the Skoll Foundation, Dr. Olajide Williams, Vice Dean of Community Health at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and founder of Hip Hop Public Health, and Chuck D., social justice pioneer and iconic leader of the legendary Hip Hop group, Public Enemy, this esteemed panel will examine the intersections of historical trauma, systemic racism, and mental health outcomes. The panel will also explore how funders and impact investors can leverage mental health and anti-racism initiatives to drive systemic change.

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