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This year, our 9th Annual Communities of Color Conference will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018, at The George Washington University Milken Institue of Public Health. The theme for this year’s conference is “Our Minds Matter: Inspiring Innovation and Connectivity in Community Oriented Behavioral Health .”

The student-led conference is designed to expand awareness around health issues and disparities while encouraging mobilization among students, faculty, and community members to stimulate fundamental change in minority health issues. The Conference will take place in the 1st-floor auditorium and convening center of Milken, with registration beginning at 9:30 am and the conference concluding at 3:30 pm.

This year’s theme will focus on the issues surrounding the stigma and barriers affecting mental and behavioral health in communities of color. Our goal is to provide the space to share perspectives of professionals working in this field in order to engage and discover innovative approaches to combating this very important issue.

We have a dynamic day planned and will discuss topics in panel settings, break out sessions, and a keynote address with key field professionals in the Washington, D.C. area. We are also hosting impactful mid-day workshops for professionals and community members alike sponsored by local DC departments. Please register to receive the program.

Lite morning refreshments and Boxed Lunches will be provided. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m.


Conference also supported by the GWAA Board of Directors:


  • When: Fri Feb. 23
    2:30 pm - 8:30 pm

  • Address: 950 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest
    Washington DC,US 20052

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