About the event
YWCA Greater Austin Mental Health Symposium
Not JUST Mental Health: The impact of sociocultural, environmental & systemic factors
VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM - Tuesday, October 27- Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 9 AM- 5 PM CST Daily
For 113 years, YWCA Greater Austin has been a social justice leader in the community, advancing our mission towards the Elimination of Racism and the Empowerment of Women.
In collaboration Huston Tillotson University College of Arts & Sciences, YWCA Greater Austin will be providing the Not JUST Mental Health Symposium to highlight the multiple layers of oppression generated through racist patriarchal ideologies and the impact on society’s mental health.
Through this symposium we will address: sociocultural, environmental and systemic factors which influence symptomatology and access to treatment; raise awareness of social justice issues and the correlation to trauma; and foster ethical, culturally conscious, and JUST mental health services for marginalized populations that have traditionally been systemically and systematically harmed.
Why should you sponsor?
We are looking for sponors who believe that there is equity work to be done in the community. That understand the factors that keep oppression operating in our society and want to see positive change toward correcting systemic oppression.
Sponsors will have their names attached to YWCA Greater Austin, an organization that works to eliminate racism and empower women. Sponsor names and logos will be added to marketing materials and listed on our website as supporters. Sponors will also have the opportunity to attend the event, sharing in the work that we are doing, and perhaps networking along the way.
Emliminating Racism Sponsors will have the opportunity to address all attendees to the mental health symposium either live or through a pre-recorded video.
We intend for this to be an annual or bi-annual event and would love to create long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with sponsors.
YWCA Greater Austin is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice help families and strengthen communities.
Incorporated in 1907, we are one of the oldest women’s organizations in the Greater Austin area, serving over 4700 women, girls, and their families a year.
Since our inception, we have been at the forefront of the most pressing social movements — from voting rights to civil rights, from immigrant services to pay equity, from violence prevention to health care reform. Today, we combine programming and advocacy in order to generate institutional change in three key areas: racial justice and civil rights, empowerment and economic advancement of women and girls, and health and safety of women and girls.
Contact the Organizer
Contact the Organizer