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Webinar | “Hold Your Gut:” Black Substance Using Women Break Their Silence on Substance Use Treatment [by Drug Policy Alliance]

May 28 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT


“Hold Your Gut:” Black Substance Using Women Break Their Silence on Treatment

Join the talk on the experiences of Black women in inpatient substance use treatment that we’re hosting online on Thursday, May 28 from 4:30 pm ET – 6:00 pm ET.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A and discussion with Dr. Alexis Jemal. Please register through the Eventbrite page so that you can receive the call-in information. Feel free to share the attached flyer with friends or colleagues who might be interested.

Description: Dr. Alexis Jemal’s research focuses on the relationships between oppression and health and criminal justice racial disparities and uses critical participatory action research (CPAR) methods to develop multi-level and multi-systemic interventions grounded in critical theory, radical healing, restorative justice, creative arts, and liberation health models. She will discuss her research that examines the impact of racism on experiences of Black women who received inpatient substance use treatment and how this racially influenced context may create a “substance use treatment to prison pipeline.” Lastly, she will discuss her use of CPAR to develop clinical interventions that address issues of oppression to reduce substance use and HIV/STI risk.

Register HERE

About the presenter: Alexis Jemal, LCSW, LCADC, JD, PhD, assistant professor at Silberman School of Social Work-Hunter College, is a scholar, writer, educator, social entrepreneur and critical social worker whose mission is to recognize and respond to oppressive policies and practices to prevent and eliminate domination, exploitation and discrimination that pose barriers to life, wellness, liberty and justice. Dr. Jemal incorporates critical participatory action research methods to develop and evaluate theoretical frameworks, measures, and multi-level socio-health programs/interventions for social and racial justice grounded in transformative potential theory, restorative justice frameworks, radical healing and liberation health models. Her transformative potential-based efforts incorporate coalition building and the creative arts to raise individual and collective critical consciousness about conditions that cause socio-health disparities and to foster critical action to address social problems, inequity, and structural and interpersonal violence that disproportionately impact the health and well-being of marginalized populations. Dr. Jemal’s work is published in various journals and she has presented at several conferences including CPDD, SSWR, CSWE, NASW-NJ, NOFSW, IASWG, IALMH and others.



May 28
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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