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April 23, 2024

Launch of the Center for Research on Racial Trauma and Community Healing

It was a beautiful spring day, and the well-anticipated launch of the Center for Research on Racial Trauma and Community Healing. The announcement came in a community conversation at the Artists Collective in Hartford, and featured representatives of Hartford Healthcare, local community and civic organizations, Hartford Mayor Arunan Arulampalam, and residents.

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Dr. Javeed Sukhera, founding director of the new center, describes the center as an opportunity to “take the legacy of our scientific knowledge and invest it into the communities we serve.” Dr. Sukhera’s remarks, community guest speakers, and an insightful panel discussion highlighted the importance of community healing and the role healthcare has in facilitating this process.

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January 18, 2024

Community Conversation on Racial Trauma and Community Healing 

Community members had the opportunity to converse with Dr. Javeed Sukhera, Chair of Psychiatry at the Institute of Living, and Chief of Psychiatry at Hartford Hospital on topics of racial trauma and community healing. Moderated by Greg Jones, Vice President of Community Health and Engagement, and sponsored by Mother’s United Against Violence, the gathering brought together over 60 people and used personal experiences to foster insightful conversations, while encouraging opportunities for change. 

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