Please join us for our PPDI Speaker Series with Dr. Milo Dodson

VSSA’s Parent Partnership for Diversity & Inclusion (PPDI) welcomes DR. MILO DODSON
“Mental Fitness with Dr. Milo” on July 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Click here to RSVP for the ZOOM link.

Viewpoint Parents & Students are invited to participate in a special zoom session with Dr. Milo Dodson to discuss mental fitness. Through an engaging and interactive presentation, Dr. Dodson will provide a framework for understanding mental health and share helpful insights to mitigate social injustices from negatively impacting our mental health. He will also highlight why it's important for parents to talk with their children about mental health and how students can feel holistically supported at both home and school in their various multicultural identities.
Our time will include a break-out session for students to talk with Dr. Dodson, plus a moderated discussion for parents with fellow Viewpoint mom and Emmy® Award winning producer Nzinga Blake.
Dr. Dodson welcomes your questions in advance of his talk, which you can include with your RSVP. Parents and students may prefer to log on with separate devices to participate in their respective break-out sessions.
BIOGRAPHYhttp://www.phdodson.com/ Dr. Milo Dodson is a Senior Staff Psychologist at the UC Irvine Counseling Center, where he serves as liaison to the Athletics Department and Esports Program. He also facilitates a Black men’s group on campus called Wabruda. Dr. Dodson is a committed advocate for service-based leadership, directing Hip-Hop artist Common’s Dreamers and Believers Summer Youth Camp, for nearly six years, and volunteering for both Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp and Kenny Stills’ Still Growing Summit. He contributed an original essay to April Ryan’s book At Mama's Knee: Mothers and Race in Black and White, and speaks as an invited guest for radio stations and keynotes, including a panel with Kerry Washington, Nnamdi Asomugha, and Yesi Ortiz for the movie Crown Heights. Dr. Dodson co-hosts a podcast with nationally-acclaimed radio personality Yesi Ortiz called Mental Health is R.E.A.L. (Reflecting Empathy and Love) to discuss wellness, mental health, and social justice.
July is also Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, click here for more information: https://www.nami.org/get-involved/awareness-events/minority-mental-health-awareness-month
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