Get a better understanding of Hampton Roads at these two forums

NORFOLK — The Hampton Roads Community Foundation will be hosting two Understanding Hampton Roads forums in May as part of a kick-off for more diversity, equity and inclusion work they are doing in the region.

The first of the two forums will be on May 15 at 7:30 a.m. at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott.

The program will be on children’s mental health in partnership with Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters.

Keynote speaker Gregory Fritz is a psychiatrist and past president of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

He will be speaking on the importance of young mental health.

Find details and registration here. 

The second forum will be on May 30 at 7 p.m. in the Chesapeake Conference Center.

Participants can hear more about how racial barriers can affect a community.

Keynote speaker Beverly Tatum is a psychologist, past president of Spelman College and author of ‘Why are all the black kids sitting together in the cafeteria? And other conversations about race.”

She will come and speak specifically about racial barriers and what has changed in the 20 years since she first wrote her book.

Find details and registration here.

There is no charge to attend the forums but seating is limited so the foundation is asking that all attendees register in advance.

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