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Free Virtual Event

Radical Healing for Young Women of Color
How to Survive and Thrive in the Face of Gendered Racism

with Dr. Jioni Lewis
Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology
University of Maryland (UMD)

MARCH 23, 1-2pm ET

About this Conversation

Join us for a Women’s History Month Community Conversation to explore how gendered racism impacts the mental health and emotional well-being of young women of color. We will discuss strategies that women of color can adopt to become resilient and radically heal from intersectional forms of oppression. This event is open to women of color and those that support them. 


Dr. Jioni Lewis

Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology
University of Maryland

Dr. Jioni Lewis is an Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) in the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education. Her research is focused on investigating the influence of discrimination on the mental and physical health of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), with a specific focus on the impact of gendered racism on women of color, as well as radical healing, coping, and resilience strategies. She has received several national awards for her research, teaching, and advocacy, such as the 2020 Emerging Leader for Women in Psychology Award from the Committee on Women in Psychology. She is also the current President of the Psychology of Black Women (Section 1) of the American Psychological Association Society for the Psychology of Women.


The Steve Fund recognizes that these are challenging, unprecedented times.  We are a resource for students, their families, faculty and administration, and our mental health partners. COVID-19 is no exception. Our new webinar series, Community Conversations, features members of the Steve Fund community sharing how they are navigating this “new normal.”  We hope that their challenges, experiences and insights will inform and inspire you. You are not alone, and the Steve Fund is here to provide the support you need.