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VA Mental Health Summit
June 23, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
The sixth annual VA Mental Health Summit is set for Saturday, June 23 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. The event includes speakers, workshops and resources.
This year’s summit, which is open to all veterans, will focus especially on African-American veterans.
Guest speakers include Delphine Metcalf Foster, the first woman and first African-American to serve as national commander for the Disabled American Veterans, and Reggie Jackson, head docent for America’s Black Holocaust Museum.
Breakout sessions will focus on eligibility for VA healthcare and benefits, racial trauma and inequality, chronic pain management, Afro-centered approaches to healing, disparities in African-American health care and gun violence as a public health issue.
Partners for the event are the UWM Military and Veteran’s Resource Center and the Milwaukee VA Medical Center.