The Legacy of Historical Trauma and Racism in Wilmington: Promoting Resilience and Healing (UNCW)


Virtual Cultural Arts Performance and Panel Discussion, Wednesday November 11, 2020, 7-9 p.m.

Join us to better understand Wilmington’s unique history and the impact of historical and racial trauma existent today. Students, faculty, helping professionals, educators and community members are encouraged to attend. We cannot move forward until we are honest about where we have been.

Video performance: Experience The Invisibility Project’s powerful dance and spoken word performance that conveys the emotional narrative of Wilmington’s history in the wake of the 1898 coup d’état and massacre.

Panel: Hear from the following local community leaders to help us connect the past to present, exploring contemporary issues relevant to service provision within the context of historical trauma and racism.

Cedric Harrison: founder & director, Support The Port, Inc.
Karen Isaacs, MD, MPH, FAAFP: faculty & physician, New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Kylah Laurent: Girl’s Circle facilitator; Community rights advocate
Brittany Patterson, LCSW: Mental health therapist; co-founder, The Invisibility Project
Khadijia Tribie, MD, FAAP: pediatrician, Med North Health Center