Can We Talk? Conference and Benefit Dinner
Great Hall of News Photo
June 7-9, 2019 | Washington, DC

V.I.P. Reception & Benefit Dinner

Friday, June 7th, 2019 at 7:00pm
The New York Times Great Hall of News and Annenberg Theatre | Newseum

This red-carpet event will attract 300 prominent guests who will convene and affirm their commitment to end mental health stigma. Our goal is to raise funds and elevate the conversation to a national level, bringing mental health awareness to the forefront. Guests are invited to participate in a V.I.P. reception and dinner where we will honor those who have made a significant contribution to the lives of African-Americans through art, justice, and community service. We will land with a notable keynote speaker, and special guest artist performance.

In the beautiful New York Times Great Hall of News, we will host ‘You Got This!’, an interactive live stream digital media experience where attendees, therapists, and influencers will engage an international community on mental health topics, encouraging them to try therapy , in some cases, for the first time. We will also raise funds to support those who may not have the means to cover the costs of services.

Keynote Speaker

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Dr. Altha Stewart
President, American Psychiatric Association

Altha J. Stewart, M.D. is Associate Professor/Chief of Social and Community Psychiatry, and Director, Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth at University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She currently serves as President of the American Psychiatric Association, the first African American elected to this position in the 174 year history of the organization.

Prior to joining the faculty at UTHSC, she worked in the Shelby County Mayor’s Administration, where she first served as Executive Director of a federally funded program for children with serious emotional disorders and their families and later as Director of Systems of Care in the Office of the Shelby County Public Defender. Dr. Stewart is the former vice-chair of the Memphis/Shelby County Juvenile Justice Board, the cross system advisory body working as a collaborative community partnership seeking program improvements and policy changes to address the needs of youth at risk of involvement with the justice system and a founding member of the Board of Directors of the ACE Awareness Foundation. She is a member of the Memphis Mental Health Institute (State Regional Mental Health Hospital) Board of Directors and was appointed to serve as a member of the Governor’s Joint Ad-hoc Tennessee Blue Ribbon Juvenile Justice Task Force.

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Event Information

June 7 - 9, 2019
Grand Hyatt Washington
Washington, DC

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