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Black Men Healing Conferences
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Samuel Simmons Consulting


Morning Institute


Trauma Informed Approach: engaging African American men”


Presenter: Samuel Simmons, ladc


This presentation will explore the link between the intergenerational and current trauma experiences to perceptions, beliefs and behaviors that have act as challenges to African American men in their recovery. Discuss practical trauma informed, outcome driven and community based best practices focused on African American Men.


Participants will be able to:


  • Identify the link between present and intergenerational trauma experiences and current challenges of African American men.
  • Learn about and discuss trauma informed best and/or promising practices being used to work with African American men to improve treatment responses.
  • Understand the importance of being aware personal perceptions and beliefs so not to add to the trauma.

Sam's vitae

The Workshop Powerpoint

Examples of Racial Microaggressions 2

ACE Score Calculator


“Compassionate accountability a key to healing”


Sam Simmons ladc, Behavioral Consultant and Organizer


Key Note: Ending the Industrial Food Complex: Deconstructing Race, Class, and Privilege in the U.S. Food System”


LaDonna Redmond, Senior Program Associate at Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP)


This presentation will examine the nature of the food industrial food complex and its similarities with the military-prison industrial complexes and how they interact to create health disparities in communities of color.

Ladonna Redmond to lead food and justice project

“Media Justice Panel: framing a new message” empowerment through media.

Report Opportunity for Black Men and Boys Executive Summary

Moderator: Danielle Mkali, Media Justice Organizer with Main Street Project

Main Street Project


  • Anika Robbins, Owner/Consultant, ANIKA & Friends-a boutique agency and Anika International Cosmetics
  • George Shannon, CEO/Brand Manager of 4Seen Magazine
  • Kelvin Quarles, KMOJ Station Manager (Radio)
  • Nick "Master Mind" Muhammad, artist on Titan Administration Records and Executive Director of Torch Light MN
  • Tracey Williams-Dillard, CEO/Publisher with MN Spokesman-Recorder


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