Date: Friday, April 17, 2020
Panelists: JFS Breaking Down Barriers Team
Fernando Parra Chong, Outreach Coordinator for Latinx Community
Spshelle Rutledge, Outreach Coordinator for African American/Black Community
Gabriela Masuda, Outreach Coordinator for Asian Pacific Islander Community
Vanessa Pineda, Outreach Coordinator for LGBTQ+ Community
Lily Mojdehi, Outreach Coordinator for Middle Eastern Community
Moderator: Kim Lesnau, Director of Learning & Development at JFS
The COVID-19 crisis affects us all — but the challenges we face can look very different from person to person. Communities of color, working class communities, and other marginalized communities are often on the front lines of public health crises without the proper resources or support systems they need to weather the storm.
This Community Conversation, featuring the JFS Breaking Down Barriers team and moderated by Kim Lesnau, Director of Learning & Development at JFS, will focus on understanding the community impact of COVID-19 from a culturally sensitive and trauma-informed lens. We’ll provide techniques for maintaining your physical and mental wellbeing, tips on normalizing emotions that are often ignored, and advice on accessing helpful community resources.
About Breaking Down Barriers
Breaking Down Barriers is an outreach program at Jewish Family Service, funded by the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, that works with underserved communities to talk about mental wellness. Through educational presentations and events, we discuss the stigma of mental health and connect participants to helpful resources so everyone has the opportunity to thrive.
WATCH THE THIRD COMMUNITY CONVERSATION BELOW