What's Race Got to Do with It? [Everything]

On March 28, 2019, the Collaboration on Race, Inequality, and Social Mobility in America (CRISMA) hosted its inaugural conference in partnership with the Center for Social Development at Washington University is St. Louis. Riana Elyse Anderson, assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, presented about the EMBRace intervention.

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Race at the Forefront: Sharpening a Focus on Race in Applied Research

​The Collaboration on Race, Inequality, and Social Mobility in America (CRISMA) will host its inaugural conference by convening scholars who study the impact of inequality and structural racism on people of color in the United States. The conference will bring together talented scholars working toward the elimination of racial inequalities in social, economic, and health outcomes. 

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Black Solidarity Conference

STILL I RISE: NAVIGATING COLLECTIVE BLACK TRAUMA AND RESILIENCE

This year, BSC will address mental health in the black community by exploring the causes of historical and contemporary traumas. The conference will focus on different forms of self-care, self-preservation, and survival tactics through the discussion of topics including resilience based in community, spirituality, and art. Together, we will strive to collectively process and prosper.

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Talking to Kids About Race

During this episode, we discuss the importance of having conversations with our children about race, promoting child psychosocial well-being, her current program, EMBRace (Engaging, Managing, and Bonding through Race), a family-based intervention that provides parents and children skills to address race and racial discrimination, and her video series, Our Mental Health Minute (OurMHM), with fellow psychologist Dr. Shawn C.T. Jones (@SCTJones) that addresses mental health stigma within the African-American community.

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Emerging Scholar Spotlight

Riana Elyse Anderson is an Assistant Professor in the Health Behavior & Health Education Department in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. Her scholarship addresses culturally specific parenting practices to reduce race-related stress in families. She earned her doctorate in Clinical and Community Psychology at the University of Virginia and was a Clinical and Community Psychology Predoctoral Fellow at Yale University’s School of Medicine. She was a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Leader at the University of Pennsylvania.

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