45 minutes | Feb 19th 2021

Stigma Is Curable: The Criminalization of Trauma In Black and Brown Communities with Dr. Khadijah Tuitt

Our Presentor: Dr. Khadijah Tuitt is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who completed her terminal degree at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She in an alumna of the Partnership Fellow’s Program for emerging Leaders of Color and received honorable mention for the prestigious National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year (NCCY) Award. As a child Khadijah experienced homelessness and neglect and by the time she reached adulthood she was a convicted felon. She is often invited as a panelist or keynote speaker and uses her story of trials to triumphs to help organizations understand the barriers that many Black and underserved individuals face. Dr. Tuitt works to increase awareness around understanding the power of culture, diversity, and inclusivity. She also mentors in the community and is frequently invited to speak about the effects of substance use and mental illness on individuals, families, and society. She is passionate about increasing awareness regarding mental health disparities in underserved communities and in communities of color. Resources:  (n.d.). https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/LSB/LSB10492  At what cost? a review of school police funding and accountability across the U.S. South - idra. (n.d.). IDRA. https://www.idra.org/resource-center/at-what-cost-a-review-of-school-police- funding-and-accountability-across-the-u-s-south/  Hassett-Walker, C. (n.d.). The racist roots of American policing: From slave patrols to traffic stops. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/the-racist-roots-of-american-policing-from-slave- patrols-to-traffic-stops-112816  Hinton, E., & Cook, D. (2021a). The mass criminalization of Black Americans: A historical overview. Annual Review of Criminology, 4(1), 261–286. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-criminol-060520- 033306  Hinton, E., & Cook, D. (2021b). The mass criminalization of black Americans: A historical overview. Annual Review of Criminology, 4(1), 261–286. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-criminol-060520- 033306  Initiative, P. P. (n.d.). Following the money of mass incarceration. https://www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/money.html  The New York Times. (2015, May 8). A Conversation About Growing Up Black | Op-Docs | The New York Times [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSAw51caEeg  The problem with criminalizing childhood trauma | emancipate NorthCarolina. (n.d.). https://emancipatenc.org/this-is-for-the-bad-kids/  The Root. (2017, September 7). How the School-to-Prison Pipeline Functions [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zer6FapK49E  What are aces? | joining forces for children. (n.d.). Joining Forces For Children. https://www.joiningforcesforchildren.org/what-are-aces/ Additional books to continue the conversation: Stamped from the Begining - Ibram X Kendi Me and My White Supremacy- Layla F Saad How to be Antiracist- Ibram X Kendi The New Jim Crow- Michelle Alexander White Fragility - Robing Dianglo --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/steven-opalenik/support
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