On August 23, 2020, Theta Omega Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. hosted the DJ’s Plan “Black Minds Matter” forum at the Theta Omega Chapter Center. DJ’s Plan is an initiative that seeks to promote wellness and resiliency among the Black Youth in the Greater Louisville area.
The youth who resides in the Russell Neighborhood was the focus of the event. Licensed Mental Health Counselors were on hand to guide the discussions on the implications of the COVID-19 crisis in conjunction with the current civil unrest that is occurring in our communities. During the event, the participants were able to explore the condition of their emotional state both at the onset of these crises and now, as well as, the effects these crises are having on their academic, social, health and economic wellbeing. The participants were able to learn adaptive means for coping with their emotions and develop strategies for addressing issues of injustice in their communities.