Preparing Girls of Color for Brilliant Futures

 

Preparing Girls of Color for Brilliant Futures

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 8:00 PM EST.

 

Listen live or call to ask questions, comment or share:  323-642-1562.

Description:

Join Dr. Culbreth for  “Preparing Girls of Color for Brilliant Futures.” Topics include: The unique needs and challenges of girls of color, negative stereotypes, support, mentoring, education, learning, knowledge, skills and abilities, student success, studying, summer activities, college/career preparation, personal time, racial bias in school discipline, families, reality, marginalization, communities, support and higher ground.

     Link:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/complexitylive/2018/05/17/preparing-girls-of-color-for-brilliant-futures

 

      

 

 

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Dementia and Black Americans: Caregiving & Loving While Living With Dementia

 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 

8:00 PM EST

Listen Live:  Dementia and Black Americans

Listener Line: 323-642-1562  Call to ask questions, comment or share

 

Join Dr. Culbreth and guests, Dr. Fayron Epps, Faith Village Connections and Assistant Professor at Georgia State University Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions and affiliate faculty with the Gerontology Institute and Partnership for Urban Health Research.  Ms. Mia Chester, Volunteer & Outreach Manager, Alzheimers Association, Ms. Tonya Miller, CFO, Sage Navigator, Ms. Jacque Thornton, Sr. Vice President, Leading Age Georgia and Board Chair, Sage Navigator for a discussion on how Dementia affects the Black community.

Episode Description 

Dementia is a disease that is considered a “silent epidemic” in the Black community with Black Americans being “two times more likely to develop late-onset Alzheimer’s disease than whites and less likely to have a diagnosis of their condition, resulting in less time for treatment and planning” (Ellis, 2018).  In addition, Black Americans have a higher rate of vascular dementia. (Alzheimer’s Association).

The discussion will focus on defining and diagnosing dementia, symptoms, stress, types of dementia, warning signs, causes, medical trials, treatment, and how Black Americans, especially Black women are affected by Dementia. The discussion will also focus on racism (including environmental racism), poverty, and traumas, quality medical care, the psychological, emotional, physical and social well-being of Black Americans living with Dementia, their caregivers, and family members.

Guests

Dr. Fayron Epps, Faith Village Connections and Assistant Professor at Georgia State University Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions and affiliate faculty with the Gerontology Institute and Partnership for Urban Health Research, Ms. Mia Chester, Volunteer & Outreach Manager, Alzheimers Association, Ms. Tonya Miller, CFO, Sage Navigator, Ms. Jacque Thornton, Sr. Vice President, Leading Age Georgia and Board Chair, Sage Navigator will share strategies focusing on moving from “caregiving to care loving” along with her groundbreaking research on equipping faith communities to become “Dementia Friendly Faith Villages.”

 

The Color of Love: Colorism in Black Brazilian Families

Visibility 

The Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism

Mini Series

 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

 Link to Listen Live:   The Color of Love: Colorism in Black Brazilian Families

Listener Line:  323-642-1562

(Listeners may call to ask questions, comment or share)

 

Episode Description

 “The Color of Love” will focus on the psychological, emotional, physical, and social effects of colorism on the well-being and growth of Black Brazilian girls and women. Topics include racial hierarchies in families, racial features, hair, light skin, dark skin, children, love, education, jobs, how skin color and other phenotypes affect the self-esteem, self-love, self-identity, self-pride and self-respect of girls and women, visibility, voices, Afro-Aesthetics Movement, differential treatment, and cultural practices, among other topics.

Visibility’s guest is renowned researcher Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman (whose best-selling book, The Color of Love: Racial Features, Stigma, and Socialization in Black Brazilian Families was awarded the American Sociological Association Section on Emotions Book Award and the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interactionism Charles Horton Cooley Book Award.

 

Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman

Biography

Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman is a Tampa native and Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of South Florida. She received her B.A. from Cornell University and her M.A. & Ph.D. in Sociology from Duke University. Dr. Hordge-Freeman published her first book, The Color of Love: Racial Features, Stigma, and Socialization in Black Brazilian Families (The University of Texas Press) in 2015.  This book was awarded the American Sociological Association Section on Emotions Book Award and the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interactionism Charles Horton Cooley Book Award.  In 2015, she presented a TEDxUSF talk on The Color of Love and her book is slated for publication into Portuguese in April 2018. She has published journal articles in the Journal of Marriage and Family, Qualitative Research, and Ethnic & Racial Studies, several book chapters, and published a co-edited volume with Gladys Mitchell-Walthour entitled, Race and the Politics of Knowledge Production: Diaspora and Black Transnational Scholarship in the US and Brazil (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). Hordge-Freeman has been awarded several grants and fellowships to support her research, including a Ford Dissertation Fellowship, American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship, and Ruth Landes Memorial Research Grant. In 2016, Hordge-Freeman received a Fulbright fellowship to complete data collection for a manuscript entitled, Second-Class Daughters: Informal Adoptions as Modern Slavery in Brazil, which is based on over seven years of ethnographic data and interviews.

 

The Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism Mini Series

Join Visibility for “The Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism Mini Series.”

 

March 26, 2018 – April 26, 2018

8:00 PM EST

Listen Live: Complexity Talk Radio

Listener Line: 323-642-1562

Call to ask questions, comment of share

About the Mini-Series

Visibility is producing a mini-series titled “The Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism airing live beginning on March 26, 2018 and ending on April 26, 2018. The six-episode mini-series will focus on girls and women of color as victims of colorism and will explore the psychological, emotional, physical and social traumas of colorism with an emphasis on how colorism affects the self-love, self-esteem, self-identity, self-respect and self-pride of girls and women of color as victims of intraracial and interracial colorism.

Topics will include the complexities of colorism, relationships, film, music, media, the workplace, superiority, inferiority, colorism complex, skin color complexes, education, colorism in Brazil, the effects of colorism on children, girls and women of color, colorism and families, status, understanding the detrimental effects of colorism, learning to embrace differences, myths, healthcare, among other relevant discussion topics.

Episodes

  • Monday, March 26, 2018, Introduction to The Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism Mini-Series, Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth
  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018: The Color of Love: Colorism in Brazil. Guest, Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman
  • Wednesday, April 4, 2018: Colorism in Film, Music and Media, Guest: Dr. Yaba Blay
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018: Colorism in the Workplace, Guest:  Dr. Niambi Powell
  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Colorism in Relationships, Dr. Cassandra Chaney
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018: Girls, Women of Color and Colorism. Guests Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman and other guests.

 

Episodes will air live via: Complexity Talk Radio, Inc.

 

Links for each episode will be shared via Twitter: @Visibility_live, @NGWCC  #colorism #visibility

   Embracing Our Differences: Girls of Color and Physical Differences 

Visibility is a program of Complexity Talk Radio,Inc.

 

 

         Because your voices are important and must be heard!

 

  Date:                          Wednesday, March 14, 2018

  Time:                          8:00 PM EST

Show Title:                 Embracing Our Differences: Girls of Color and Physical Differences                                         

 

Listener Line:            323-642-1562  (listeners may call to ask questions, comment or share)

 

Episode Description:

 It is paramount that girls, pre-teens and teens of color with physical differences and disabilities are embraced psychologically, emotionally, physically and socially with a focus on their well-being and growth.

Join Dr. Culbreth and guest, Ms. Brenda Scott-Coleman, author of Bren-Dee: A Child Who Survived On Bookmarks and The Girl With Many Faces for a discussion on how physical differences and disabilities affect children psychologically, emotionally, physically and socially. Topics include how being treated differently by other children can affect self-love, self-esteem, self-identity, self-respect and self-pride; love and nurturing, teachers, family, community members, medical care, adversity, race and color, paper dolls, creating your world, bookmarks, faith, prayer,  making friends, and inner beauty, among other topics. The discussion will also focus on Ms. Scott-Coleman’s best-selling books The Girl With Many Faces, a children’s book about a little girl with physical differences and Bren-Dee: A Child Who Survived On Bookmarks. Learn how Bren-Dee survived “school days that were hell and hospitals that became heaven.”

 

Ms.Benda Scott-Coleman

Bio

Ms. Brenda Scott-Coleman is a retired international trade specialist and a designed of CHANGE-A-LETS, a unique earring for women who cannot wear traditional earrings. She is also the author of Bren-Dee: A Child Who Survived On Bookmarks, a story about the challenges she faced as a child with facial differences and how she fought that adversity. Her latest book The Girl With Many Faces was written for children who have difficulty making friends. Her most important goal in life now is to reach out o children with differences, praying that her stories will be an inspiration to them. She also hopes that her stories will teach children that we are all difference in our own way.

 

 

 

 

Episode Link:           

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/complexitylive/2018/03/15/embracing-our-differences-girls-of-color-and-physical-differences

 

Black is Beautiful: Defining Yourself for Yourself Authentically and Unapologetically

Join Dr. Culbreth and guests, Dr. Sheretta T. Butler-Barnes, Dr. Jeanette Walley-Jean and Dr. Christina Grange on Visibility for “Black is Beautiful: Defining Yourself for Yourself Authentically and Unapologetically.”

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at  8:00 pm EST

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Description

Black is Beautiful focuses on Black women being their authentic selves unapologetically. The manner in which we choose to express our Blackness individually is a personal choice and one that should not be open to ridicule, criticism, shaming or gossip. Topics will include one size does not fit all, the authentic you, leave my hair alone, identity, career choices, lifestyles, hobbies, social circles, Black pride, interests, interracial dating, etc. Additional topics include learning to authentically define yourself for yourself in your pursuit of happiness and embracing the uniqueness and diversity of Black women. The discussion will also focus on Black girls.

Guest Bios

 

Dr. Sheretta Butler-Barnes

Dr. Butler-Barnes has expertise and scholarly work on African American personal and cultural assets (e.g., racial identity and self-efficacy beliefs) and achievement outcomes.

The two lines of her research agenda include 1) Strengths-Based Assets of Black Adolescents Project which explores how Black youth draw on personal and cultural assets and resources to thrive despite challenges to their identities from structural racism; and, 2) Celebrating Strengths of Black Girls Project which focuses on advancing equity for women and girls of color by creating culturally responsive programming that promotes resiliency.

Dr. Butler-Barnes is one of the directors of the Brown School’s Collaboration on Race, Inequalities, and Social Mobility in America (CRISMA) and a Faculty Fellow with the Institute for School Partnership, and co-chair of the MSW/MAEd program at Washington University in St. Louis.

 

Dr. Christina Grange

Dr. Grange is a clinical psychologist at Pathways Unlimited, Inc. (Atlanta, Georgia), and an associate professor of Psychology at Clayton State University.  Her clinical training focused on the well-being and optimal development of young people in the context of their families, particularly Black families.  That work continues and has expanded to focus on helping women to obtain desired life outcomes by assessing their worldview, social contexts, and perceptions of personal power.  Her ultimate goal is to empower all clients to recognize, understand, and adaptively manage life’s challenges and opportunities in the context of a larger culture that often contributes to feelings of powerlessness.   Her recent research involved the evaluation of community-based programs and service-driven teaching strategies.

 

Dr. J. Celeste Walley-Jean

Dr. Walley-Jean (Ph.D., M.A., University of Southern Mississippi, B.A., Spelman College) is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Clayton State University. She has clinical experience working with women, men, and adolescents who have experienced violence in their relationships. In addition Dr. Walley-Jean’s area of research investigates women’s use and experience of violence in their relationships, especially African American college women’s interpersonal aggression. She has published articles concerning African American college women’s use of interpersonal aggression and perceptions of African American women’s anger. Dr. Walley-Jean teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in topics such as abnormal psychology/psychopathology and human sexuality.

 

 

Love, Intimacy, Sexuality and Black Women, Part I

Join Dr. Culbreth and guest, Dr. Kat Smith on Visibility for Episode 2, “Love, Intimacy and Black Women, Part I” of the Black History Month mini series “We Are Our Sisters’ Keepers.” 

Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 8:00 pm EST

on Complexity Talk Radio, Inc.

Listener Line:  323-642-1562 

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Description

This show will focus on Black women in love and loving, platonic and romantic relationships, intimacy and sexuality. Topics will include loving and nurturing relationships, choices, soul mates, friends with benefits, intimacy, sex, compassion, stereotypes, voices, loving with great passion, emotions, passion, satisfaction, gratification, expressing needs, wants, and desires, etc.

Guest: Dr. Kat Smith, Intimacy Expert

Bio

Dr. Kat is an engaging expert and speaker who has appeared on Good Morning America, Huff Post Live, Good Morning Texas, Daybreak, Fox4, and CW33. She created INTIMATE4PLAY, a romantic card game for couples along with other romantic products, books and programs including 69 Tips to Enrich Intimacy, Romantic Retreats in Texas, among others.

Dr. Kat is a doctor of human sexuality (sexologist), certified loveologist and certified by the American College of Sexologists. She is a speaker and former co-host of a four year syndicated morning radio show at ABC Radio Networks, Inc. As a speaker, Dr. Kat’s topics  focus on intimacy enrichment and love and life enhancement. She helps clients to learn to re-parent themselves, rejuvenate and re-purpose their lives. She has authored several books including the ABC’s of Intimacy, I’m Tall You’re Not, Love the Vicious Cycle, and Seeds from Mama’s Garden. In addition, Dr. Kat  has created  programs, games and products. When she is not doing what she loves, you can find Dr. Kat enjoying traveling, cooking, dancing and being the occasional karaoke star.  

 

Link to Episode 2: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/complexitylive/2018/02/16/love-intimacy-sexuality-and-the-black-woman  


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