Dance Department’s Walker will participate in UHS panel focused on Black men’s health

As part of UW–Madison’s recognition of Black History Month, University Health Services (UHS) Mental Health Services will host a panel event next Monday, Feb. 22, titled “Beyond Resilience: A community conversation about the preservation, health, and strength of Black Men.”

Chris Walker and Dennis McLeod II
The Dance Department’s Walker (left) and McLeod

The panel will feature Chris Walker, a professor in the School of Education’s Dance Department, along with Dennis McLeod II, a behavioral health psychologist and assistant professor at Vanderbilt University. Corey Steele of UHS Mental Health Services will moderate the discussion.

The conversation will highlight current concerns, demonstrate how to have deeper conversations about overall health, and explore the strengths found in Black manhood which includes how to reach out for support. When participants leave the space, the hope is they will feel energized to continue the conversation within their own spheres of influence and encouraged to utilize the resources available to them.

The event will take place via Zoom. Learn more and register, here.