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Aug
16
Thu
MV FAIR
Aug 16 – Aug 19 all-day
STEAM for Teens @ Teen Room
Aug 16 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Each weel the YA lounge turns into a makerspace, offering a different project having to do with science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Ages 10+.

FIN-COM
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Lego Club
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Fermentation Class
Aug 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Aug
17
Fri
Color Recovery™: A Diversity Town Hall
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Color Recovery™: A Diversity Town Hall
@ The Oak Bluffs Library
Co-Sponsored by
Ferry Godmother MV™, Coping on The Cape™ & The RBH United Diversity College™

Keynote Address by Dr. Thelma Baxter
Thursday, 8/16/2018 from 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
African-Americans, Latinos, and people of color report suffering from increased rates of anger, stress, and depression during the past 2 ½ years of America’s increasingly divisive, hate-filled, national climate (Brown-Holloway, 2018). We’ve heard from the pundits. We’ve heard from the politicians. Now join ethnotherapist, research scholar, and Columbia University Psychology Ph.D., Dr. Rita Brown-Holloway, for Color Recovery: A Diversity Town Hall, the first-ever Town Hall aimed at exploring and documenting the “traumatic” impact of the current national division and polarization on the socio-emotional health of Peoples of Color in America in their own words. The Diversity Town Hall will be followed-up with the opportunity for participants to explore strategies proven to help the nation in general, unite, and people of color, in particular, “recover” from the ongoing ravages of race, racism, and division as they:
Become psychoeducated about current social and economic oppression, police brutality, and the community dysfunction that emanates, largely, from historical and ongoing systemic racism;
Become empowered with the skills required to become more “racially resilient” in an increasingly hostile America by mastering Cognitive-Behavioral Race Resilience Strategies (CBR²s), Culture-Specific Coping Techniques (CSCTs), as well as,
Regain power and control by facilitating Maximal Voting Behavior in themselves and their communities; and
Explore stress reduction strategies and relaxation techniques designed to help them overcome race-induced stress, rage, stress, anxiety, and depression attributed to current-day division and public policies.
Exemplary participants will be invited to extend their learning by becoming trained as Certified Color Recovery Specialists/Ethnotherapists™ (CRSPs), equipped with the training and skills to conduct their own Color Recovery: Diversity Town Halls and workshops for communities, schools, churches, and organizations across the nation through the United Diversity College (UDVC).
Space is Limited. Please RSVP ASAP! @ DrRitaPhD@yahoo.com or Text 203.543.3424

Keynote Address: Dr. Thelma Baxter

Powerpoint Presentation

Toddler Time
Aug 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Songs and a story just for busy walking toddlers and their caregivers.

IGI Free Lunch
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Description:Island Grown Schools is serving lunch to the community from 12-1PM Wednesdays and Fridays.

Friday Night Magic: The Gathering Gaming @ Meeting Room
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come join us as we play the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering. We will be playing different formats each week; it is recommended for intermediate and above players. Get in touch ahead of time if you are a beginner and want to learn, and we may be able to arrange instruction. On the first and third Fridays of the month.

Aug
18
Sat
Color Recovery™: A Diversity Town Hall
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Color Recovery™: A Diversity Town Hall
@ The Oak Bluffs Library
Co-Sponsored by
Ferry Godmother MV™, Coping on The Cape™ & The RBH United Diversity College™

Keynote Address by Dr. Thelma Baxter
Thursday, 8/16/2018 from 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
African-Americans, Latinos, and people of color report suffering from increased rates of anger, stress, and depression during the past 2 ½ years of America’s increasingly divisive, hate-filled, national climate (Brown-Holloway, 2018). We’ve heard from the pundits. We’ve heard from the politicians. Now join ethnotherapist, research scholar, and Columbia University Psychology Ph.D., Dr. Rita Brown-Holloway, for Color Recovery: A Diversity Town Hall, the first-ever Town Hall aimed at exploring and documenting the “traumatic” impact of the current national division and polarization on the socio-emotional health of Peoples of Color in America in their own words. The Diversity Town Hall will be followed-up with the opportunity for participants to explore strategies proven to help the nation in general, unite, and people of color, in particular, “recover” from the ongoing ravages of race, racism, and division as they:
Become psychoeducated about current social and economic oppression, police brutality, and the community dysfunction that emanates, largely, from historical and ongoing systemic racism;
Become empowered with the skills required to become more “racially resilient” in an increasingly hostile America by mastering Cognitive-Behavioral Race Resilience Strategies (CBR²s), Culture-Specific Coping Techniques (CSCTs), as well as,
Regain power and control by facilitating Maximal Voting Behavior in themselves and their communities; and
Explore stress reduction strategies and relaxation techniques designed to help them overcome race-induced stress, rage, stress, anxiety, and depression attributed to current-day division and public policies.
Exemplary participants will be invited to extend their learning by becoming trained as Certified Color Recovery Specialists/Ethnotherapists™ (CRSPs), equipped with the training and skills to conduct their own Color Recovery: Diversity Town Halls and workshops for communities, schools, churches, and organizations across the nation through the United Diversity College (UDVC).
Space is Limited. Please RSVP ASAP! @ DrRitaPhD@yahoo.com or Text 203.543.3424

Keynote Address: Dr. Thelma Baxter

Powerpoint Presentation