A two-day mental health conference dedicated to advocacy and support for LGBTQ+ peoples of color.
The In My Mind conference centers opportunities, advocacy, and mental health support for LGBTQ+ peoples of color.
With the collective strengths and wisdom of mental health activists, academics, and professionals, this Conference will confront the issues impacting ones’ ability to heal, and celebrate their communities’ resilience.
The Conference will feature dynamic and powerful researchers, advocates, and leaders, who are dedicated to mental health advocacy for LGBTQ+ peoples of color.
HON. MARK BARBEE, MAYOR OF BRIDGEPORT, PA
The first openly gay and first Black mayor of Bridgeport, Philadelphia and appointed to the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs.
GARY BAILEY, DHL, MSW, ACSW
Assistant Dean, Community Engagement and Social Justice College of Social Service, Public Policy, and Practice Simmons University; Professor of Practice at Simmons School of Social Work and School of Nursing and Health Sciences.
SERENA M. CHANG, MD
Associate Director of Psychiatry at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center and an Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine, where she lectures on human sexuality.
BILLY JONES, MD, MS
Former Commissioner of Health, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Co-Author of “Study Treatment of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients,” published by The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook Of Psychiatry.
MOHAN VINJAMURI, PH.D, LMSW
Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Work at Lehman College and City University of New York. Prof. Vinjamuri’s research explores social work with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations and contemporary fatherhood.
WE ARE DEDICATED TO THE SUPPORT AND ADVOCACY OF MENTAL HEALTH FOR LGBTQ+ PEOPLES OF COLOR
The In My Mind Conference Planning Team is honored by and grateful for the support by our Sponsors - who recognized this Conference's importance and need for increased mental health awareness for LGBTQ+ peoples of color.