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A Brave Space with Dr. Meeks

Jun 16, 2021

A Brave Space podcast supports the work of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing in its mission of creating a brave space where the truth can be told. Episodes explore various topics that address the intersections between slavery, lynching, the prison industrial complex, the death penalty, 21st-century police killings, and the ways in which these issues prohibit racial healing in America. Host Dr. Catherine Meeks, Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Center, is joined by a wide variety of guests who help guide conversations on the crucial topic of racial healing from their wide range of experiences as resistors to racism and in seeking racial healing.

Mental Health Awareness Month with Special Guest Dr. Jennifer Gander

Dr. Jennifer Gander, PhD, is a Clinical Epidemiologist at Kaiser Permanente Georgia Regional.

This past May, in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, The Center for Racial Healing focused on engaging conversations about wellness. Dr. Meeks invited a special guest and friend of the center to share her wisdom and experience with mental health in the pandemic.

In Part 1 of their discussion on Mental Health Awareness, Dr. Gander’s expertise enriched a discussion about the relationship between mental health and physical health, policies and practices in the healthcare industry that may adversely affect minority groups, and much more.

In Part 2 of the conversation, Dr. Meeks and Dr. Gander explore the intersections of mental health and physical health, the healthcare industry, and ways to advocate for your personal wellness as a patient.


Free Women with the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers

The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers serves on the Presiding Bishop’s Staff as the Canon for Evangelism, Racial Reconciliation, and Creation Care.

In Part 1 of their discussion, Dr. Meeks and Reverend Stephanie talk about what it means to be African American, a woman, and free in America today. As we aim to live into God’s dream, we must learn from one another. Tune in to discover what the world can learn from African-American women—their plight, their fight, and their liberation. Part 2 is coming soon so make sure to subscribe to A Brave Space podcast so you can stay up to date.