Hiram College

“Race-Based Trauma: Police Violence on Social Media as Modern-Day Lynchings,” will come to the forefront of discussion at Hiram College’s Center for Literature and Medicine’s Feb. 20 lecture. Presented by Monnica T. Williams, Ph.D., ABPP, this Black History Month lecture is made possible by an endowment from The Margaret Morgan Clark Foundation.

Dr. Williams will discuss the mental health consequences of racism. She will focus specifically on the emotional trauma that stems from reliving incidents of racial discrimination and violence as they are spread across social media.

Dr. Williams is a board certified licensed clinical psychologist, associate professor of psychological sciences at the University of Connecticut, director for the Laboratory for Culture and Health Disparities, joint faculty at UConn School of Medicine and Department of Psychiatry, as well as the clinical director of the Behavioral Wellness Clinics LLC.  Dr. Williams has been featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Fortune and The Huffington Post.

 Free and open to the public, this program will be held at 7 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Ballroom. The supporting Margaret Morgan Clark Foundation is a Northeast Ohio grant-making foundation that focuses on improving the lives of people with serious mental illness.

For more details, contact Kathy Luschek at luschekk@hiram.edu.