Georgia State University Newton Campus, Building 2N, Auditorium View map

239 Cedar Lane, Covington, GA 30014

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Policy experts, Dr. Eve H. Byrd, Director of the Mental Health Program, and Mr. Ryan Greenstein, Associate Director of Public Policy from The Carter Center will launch this year's lively two-day annual event by addressing "Rosalyn Carter's Legacy and How You Can Impact Mental Health Policy" on Tuesday, February 20 at 10:00 am.

On Wednesday, February 21, the Mario A.J. Bennekin Jr. Annual Black History Symposium presents "Financial Abuse in Zora Neale Hurston's 'Sweat' and in the Lives of Contemporary Black Women," by keynote speaker, Dr. Valerie Matthews, GSU Perimeter College Professor of English. Both keynote addresses will be held in the Newton Campus 2N Auditorium.

Daily activities will run from 10:00 am - 3:30 pm, and will feature events and activities related to mental health, including GSU mental health resources, poetry, yoga, student and expert panel discussions, yoga, and a decompression room designed for students to reset, refocus, and renew their mental wellness.

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