Talk About It: Faith-Based Communities
1047 Hollins St., Baltimore MD, 21223 November 17, 2015, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Faith-based communities are ripe settings not only for breaking silence around mental illness and addiction, but also for undoing stigma associated with traumatic experience or sexual victimization. At this community dialogue, we explore such topics as: addiction and mental illness as ailments meriting treatment rather than as sin; the consequences of unchecked sexual predatory or abusive behavior toward children; and the overall importance of talking aloud of such things with compassion. A meditative moment offered by the Holistic Life Foundation leads into a conversation facilitated by Dr. James Fuller, Pastor Emeritus New Hope Baptist Church.
This event was part of the 2015 Talk About It Series
This event took place in conjunction with the exhibition What Love Looks Like: Sisters
What Love Looks Like: Sisters portrays a relationship between sisters touched by mental illness, addiction, death, and love. The exhibition illuminates what is gained from empathy and connection rather than stigmatization and separation— the…