June 19, 2019

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Kings County Hospital Center, 451 Clarkson Avenue, NY 11203. Check-in begins at 11:30 pm in Room CG-95, located in the C-Building. Entrance: Clarkson Ave. near East 37th Street

This program is free and open to the public, but capacity is limited. Please register by calling (929) 219-3713 or email Lab@nolongerempty.org

Organized in partnership with Kings Against Violence Initiative (KAVI), this panel reflects on best practices that support historically marginalized communities seeking culturally competent and trauma-informed care, with a focus on families and children in East Flatbush. Panelists will discuss how mental health professionals, artists and the community members at large can serve as advocates for people suffering from mental health challenges.

Jenne Richardson, Program Administrator for KAVI, a Kings County Hospital-based, multi-dimensional, youth violence intervention and prevention program targeting urban youth

Carlos J. Rodriguez-Perez, MA, LCAT, RDT/BCT, Director of Wellness and Recovery at NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County

Sol’Sax, exhibiting artist in (after)care. Sol’Sax was born in Kings County Hospital. He received an MFA with honors from Yale School of Art. Since 1990, Sol’Sax has produced objects, images, and performances that fuse African-American cultural heritages with traditional African religions.

Moderated by Lillian Hanan Al-Bilali, 2019 NLE Lab co-curator.

(After)Care: Helping the Community Heal is organized as part of (after)care, a site-responsive exhibition that re-envisions a former emergency waiting room as a site of remembrance, possibility, and celebration of radical care. (after)care is curated by the 2019 NLE Lab.

The 2019 NLE Curatorial Lab is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, and Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, with in-kind support from Materials for the Arts, Paper Monument and NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County.

Photo Courtesy of Kings Against Violence Initiative (KAVI)