Join the AAMI for a showing of “Decolonizing Mental Health” at the Cedar Rapids Public Library. Doors open at 5:45 PM. Showing begins at 6:00 PM. A facilitated discussion led by Anne Harris Carter will immediately follow the screening. This screening is part of the AAMI’s Juneteenth Commemoration. To see our full list of sponsors and all planned events, visit: www.blackiowa.org/Juneteenth.
Anne Harris Carter joined Linn County Public Health in 2022 and serves as the Health Equity Program Manager. With more than twenty-five years in corporate leadership (in the retail, banking , and energy sectors), Anne’s assignment to launch the Office of Health Equity represents the most significant change of her career. Born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Anne returned to her hometown in 2012, and remains active on several boards and community collaborations. Anne is a graduate of Yale, enjoys playing violin, and is exceedingly grateful for her three adult children and two granddaughters.
Decolonizing Mental Health dismantles the racism that underscores the mental healthcare industry. By focusing its gaze on the transformative work of therapists and individuals of color, it calls for a redressal of the ways in which we define psychiatric illness and health. Through 20 profiles, the digital series discusses what a more responsive mental health care system should look like.