Healing, Liberation and Joy: Mental Health and the Arts

Apollo Soundstage

253 W 125th St., New York, NY

Event Details

The Apollo, CUNY School of Medicine, ACO, and National Black Theatre present Healing, Liberation and Joy: Mental Health and the Arts. Thought leaders and creatives will encourage community healing through honest conversations about trauma, its effects, and how to transmute those feelings into opportunities for introspection, creation, and celebration.  Joy Williams, creator, host and producer of the Sunday Civics radio show and podcast, will co-host the event which will include artistic rituals for healing, music from Charisa the ViolinDiva and The Harlem Connection radio show Conductors; visual art from photographer and filmmaker Peter Cooper; “America’s Psychologist,” Dr. Jeff Gardere; licensed psychologist Dr. Shaakira Haywood Stewart, and interfaith minister and spiritual life coach Reverend Melissa Moorer-Nobles.

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American Composers Orchestra (ACO) is dedicated to the creation, celebration, performance, and promotion of orchestral music by American composers. With commitment to diversity, disruption and discovery, ACO produces concerts, pre-college and college education programs, and emerging composer professional development to foster a community of creators, audience, performers, collaborators, and funders.

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