Speak Up: Breaking Silence, Building Resilience. Conversations About Black Mental Wellness


Speak Up: Breaking Silence, Building Resilience

Join us as we build resilience and empower individuals to prioritize their mental well-being with a morning dedicated to fostering open conversations about Black mental wellness. This impactful event promises to provide insights and resources vital for navigating mental health challenges within the Black community in Central Texas.

Event Details: FREE

Date: Saturday, June 29, 2024

Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Where: Life Changers Church

7952 Anderson Square, Austin, TX 78757


  • Keynote Speaker
  • Panel Discussion
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Entertainment
  • Local Vendors
  • Food
  • Community Connections

Keynote Speaker


3x GRAMMY Nominated Musician with a Message. He has also presented 3 TEDx Talks, performed at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, and been featured on America’s Got Talent.

Break-out session presenters

Latosha (Kessell) Thomas

Session: Generational Trauma/Grief

Licensed professional counselor, yoga teacher, master reiki practitioner/trainer, grief recovery specialist, and advocate for peace and wellness.


Le’Detrick L. Leonard

Session: Black men and mental health

Certified Life Coach/Speaker/Author/Mental Health Advocate who
enjoys helping people reach transformational moments in their lives.


Vicki Merriwether

Session: Faith and Mental Health

A dedicated leader, counselor, and advocate is deeply committed to integrating mental health and faith-based principles.


Dr. Calvin A. Kelly

Licensed Mental Health Professional and Certified Psychological Forensic Evaluator in Austin, Texas.


Alexis “Lexi” Losch

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), She earned her Bachelor’s in
Psychology (2004) and a Master of Science in Education in Higher Education Administration
(2006) from the University of Miami. She completed a Master’s Degree in Professional
Counseling (2018) at Texas State University.

Kelenne Blake

Health advocate, creative, and Blackacademic from Trinidad and Tobago, based in Austin TX. She has been involved with Black Mamas Community Collective, a.k.a Black Mamas ATX in various roles since 2018 and now serves as the Executive Director.



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