The UJIMA Series: Community Discussions and Workshops at NMAAT



 

NMAAT has initiated an online series of webinars, discussions, and community meetings to bring you, our neighbors, with exciting guests sharing updated information about current events impacting us all, and things.

At NMAAT, the Ujima Series of Community Discussions and Workshops are an online format to share What We Do Here. At NMAAT we choose to Honor the Wisdom and Talent being shared by unique and amazing individuals.

Current Scheduled Topics for Discussion

Ujima Facilitators and Programs


DateCommunity Facilitator// The Ujima Community Discussion Series
Sept 29th 12pm – 1pm

Sept 30th,
12pm – 1pm
NM Black Mental Health Coalition, presentsNumbing Oppression: Factors in the Black Addiction Experience.
In this FREE training, participants will learn the disparities of addiction affecting Black people in New Mexico, demonstrate an understanding of the impact of slavery and racism in addiction, and will be introduced to culturally-relevant interventions for substance abuse and addiction.
Presented Sept 29th and 30th between 12:00 noon and 1 pm.

Sept 29th = https://www.nmaatp.com/event/numbing-oppression-factors-in-the-black-addiction-experience/
Sept 30th = https://www.nmaatp.com/event/numbing-oppression-factors-in-the-black-addiction-experience-2/
Oct 3rd,
10am – 11am
Stacy Burleson, CPSW Mental Health First Aid Instructor
NALOXONE: OVERDOSE PREVENTION & RESPONSE TRAINING WEBINAR
Ms Burleson will lead discussions on opiods and the risk factors that might lead to NARCAN Intervention.

Topics Discussed Include:
– Why do people use Opioids?
– Who is at risk for overdose?
– What can I do as a community member or health provider?
– Recognize, Respond & Reverse an Overdose
Oct 3rd – Oct 17th – Oct 31st

Register using the link below!
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LhJk1xQcTYubQAnJoumRvA
TBDTBDBLM; Social Justice; Wellness Topics; More
Sept 29th and Nov 24th,
6pm – 7:30pm
Fierce Pride NMGab & Grub hosts, Story Circle!
LGBTQ+ folks of all ages share their stories. A collaborative event sponsored with Door Prizes from local businesses.

Numbing Oppression: Factors in the Black Addiction Experience

The NM Black Mental Health Coalition is sponsoring these community lunchtime events on September 29th and 30th. They are presented in conjunction with National Recovery Month which seeks to increase the awareness and understanding of mental and substance abuse disorders.

In this FREE training, participants will learn the disparities of addiction affecting Black people in New Mexico, demonstrate an understanding of the impact of slavery and racism in addiction, and will be introduced to culturally-relevant interventions for substance abuse and addiction.

Presenters:

Kenneth Winfrey, LCSW & Mark Simpson, PsyD, MAC, LADAC

Tuesday, September 29th – professional CEUs are being offered

Wednesday, September 30th – no CEUs, a Community Workshop

REGISTRATION Registration is required. Please use this link to register to secure an opening: Registration Form for Numbing Oppression: Factors in the Black Addiction Experience After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining and participating in the workshop of your choice. Please contact Stephanie McIver at nmblackmentalhealth@gmail.com if you need any assistance with registration or logistical details.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


NALOXONE: OVERDOSE PREVENTION & RESPONSE TRAINING WEBINAR

Ms Stacy Burleson, CPSW Mental Health First Aid Instructor, will lead discussions on opiods and the risk factors that might lead to NARCAN Intervention.

Topics Discussed Include:
– Why do people use Opioids?
– Who is at risk for overdose?
– What can I do as a community member or health provider?
– Recognize, Respond & Reverse an Overdose

This series will be offered the following dates: Oct 3rd, 17th and 31st from 10am – 11am.

Register using the link below!
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LhJk1xQcTYubQAnJoumRvA



Gab & Grub presents, STORY CIRCLE!

Register Here: https://LGBTQStoryCircleSept.eventbrite.com


Join us, the NMAATP Ujima Series, as we invite Guest Facilitators to share their expertise, wisdom, and experiences supporting and encouraging all communities, especially African American communities, to discover how we can live our best lives, and do so being tobacco free.


More About the Principle of Ujima

According to The Official Kwanzaa Website.org, the third principle of Kwanzaa is Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility) which is a commitment to active and informed togetherness on matters of common interest.

Ujima is recognition and respect for the fact that without collective work and struggle, progress is impossible and liberation unthinkable. Ujima supports the fundamental assumption that “African” is not just an identity, but also a destiny, a duty, a responsibility.

Ujima, as principle and practice, also means that we accept the fact that we are collectively responsible for our failures and setbacks as well as our victories and achievements. This holds true not only on the national level, but also on the level of family, organization, and smaller units. Self-conscious and committed people shape the future with their own minds and hands and share its hardships and benefits together.