2020 Summit on Culture Schedule

Georgia State University 

Summit on Culture Schedule 

October 6  9 2020

Amplifying Voices:  Building Skills for Change Makers

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | STORYTELLERS ft. Rosa Clemente | 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

“STORYTELLERS” is an interactive event, open to students and professionals which features the 2020 Summit on Culture Keynote Speaker, Rosa Clemente, a 2008 United States Vice-Presidential candidate, journalist, political commentator, and scholar-activist. Hear Clemente candidly share her story and commentary on Afro-Latinx culture, identity and politics in the 21st century.


Wednesday, October 7, 2020 |Wellness Wednesday COVID-19 and Health: Why Are There Disparities | 2 -3 p.m.

Dr. Elizabeth Armstrong-Mensah and Dr. Kim Ramsey-White will co-present on the issue of health disparities and the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations. Their presentation will provide an introduction to understanding terminology related to health disparities, health equity and health inequalities. They will also explore why the Corona Virus and the subsequent COVID-19 illness has disproportionality affected minorities and other vulnerable populations and discuss why these issues are so important to institutions of higher education. Dr. Elizabeth Armstrong-Mensah is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the School of Public Health’s Undergraduate Bachelor of Science Program.  Dr. Kim Ramsey-White is the Director of  Undergraduate Program in the School of Public Health  and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in health disparities and research methods.


Thursday, October 8, 2020 | Summit on Culture | 4-7 p.m.

4:00-4:50 p.m. Keynote, Rosa Clemente:  The Power of Community Activism and Organizing 

  4:50-5:20 p.m. Q&A with Audience (30 minutes)

5:30-6:30 p.m.:  Courageous Conversations

 Join a virtual roundtable interactive and facilitated dialogue with students, staff and community for an opportunity to talk in a real way about current issues affecting our community.   These roundtables have been a highly rated part of the Summit over the years and leave participants hungry for more opportunities for challenging engagement.

Topics to choose from:

 SelfCare for Activists 

Activism on the Job  

Safety and Policing

Getting Into Good Trouble

Health Activism

Unlearning White Supremacy 


Friday, October 9, 2020 | Summit on Culture | 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

 10 a.m.- 11:30 a.m., Best Practices with Individuals and Communities that are Economically Disadvantaged(CE Seminar) 

Dr. Jennifer Smith is a licensed psychologists, and Geriatric Psychology Program Manager at the Atlanta VA Medical Centers; Georgia.  Dr. Jennifer Dean is  palliative care psychologist working on a interdisciplinary healthcare team at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.  Most recently, she served as Liaison to the APA Deep Poverty Initiative and presents to psychologists about “seeing” people in poverty.  Both presenters Georgia State University alumnae.


12 p.m.-1:30 p.m.|Community Organizing for Changemakers

Community activist and radio talk show host Derrick Boazman and activist Derrick Rice will provide skill building for students and professionals interested in mobilizing and organizing others to action


2 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.|Racial Healing: A Journey Beyond Ending Harm to Liberation(CE Seminar)

Anneliese Singh PhD, Chief Diversity Office Tulane University

Fellow and Past President, American Psychological Association

Author of The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism, and Engage in Collective Healing

Georgia State University alumna


4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.| Suicide Prevention in Transgender Individuals and Communities (CE Seminar)

lore.m.dickey. PhD, ABPP, licensed psychologist, North Country Healthcare, Flagstaff AZ

Co-chair for the American Psychological Association Task Force that wrote the Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People,

Co-author of A Clinician’s Guide to Gender-Affirming Care: Working with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients