The 2011 Civil Rights Sym­po­sium titled, "Men­tal Health and the Com­mu­nity: Con­ver­sa­tions about Civic Lit­er­acy and Social Jus­tice," will be held Fri­day, March 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in SUB Ball­room C. The event, which is a part of 2011 Men­tal Health Week, is hosted by Agora Cri­sis Center and Writing Across Communities.

Schedule of Events
9 a.m. -- Welcome & Opening Remarks: Brian Hendrickson (WAC)

9:15 - 10 a.m. -- "Structural Racism & Public Health" w/ Dr. Jamal Martin

10 - 10:50 -- "Substance Abuse & Mental Health" w/ Dr. Daniel Duhigg

11 - 11:50 -- "The Community & Suicide Prevention" w/ The Agora Crisis Center

12 - 1 p.m. -- Key Note Address: "Mental Illness & the Community: Engaging
Questions on Civic Literacy, Public Health & Social Justice"

- Dr. Stephanie Hall (Chief Medical Officer, LA County) with an introduction by Erin Penner (WAC).

1 - 1:50 p.m. -- "Managing Mental Health through Mindfulness" w/ Center for Life (Ballroom C)
"Disabilities Act & Legal Issues" w/ Nancy Koenigsberg" (Santa Ana A)

2 - 2:50 p.m. -- "Cyber-Bullying & Electronic Aggression" w/ Cinnamon Blair (Santa Ana A)
"Sharing our Stories: Breaking the Stigma & Silence" w/ Jana Spalding & Jane Selverstone (Ballroom C)

3 - 4 p.m. -- Closing Session Panel w/ Dr. Stephanie Hall (Chief Medical Offi cer, LA County)
& Dr. Robert Valdez (UNM, Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health Policy)

Agora Crisis Center is tabling different topical information daily as part of Mental Health Week March 1-4.

SUB Schedule
Tuesday, March 1 - Veterans & PTSD

Wednesday, March 2 - Substance Use and Abuse

Thursday, March 3 - Mental Health & Public Violence

Friday, March 4 - 2011 Civil Rights Symposium

Or search "Agora Mental Health Week" on Facebook and "Like" this page to participate in a free massage and more.

Sponsors of the event include Writing Across Communities, CAPS (Center for Academic Programs), Dean of Students, Office of Student Affairs, Department of English, Rhetoric & Writing Program, Office of President, College of Education, OSET, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy, Office of Graduate Studies, Office of Undergraduate Medical Education and GPSA.

For more information, visit Civil Rights Symposium 2011.