Our Voices, Our Issues (OVOI)

Our Voices, Our Issues (OVOI) is a mental health symposium that has been facilitated to integrate public health, social justice and mental health concerns for our communities. The general scope of interest is related to how violence impacts our families through Bullying, Teen Dating Violence, Domestic/Intimate Partners Abuse, and Suicide Prevention. The platform provides resources through music, panel discussions, spoken word, theatrical plays, and roundtable discussion. It is generally a collaboration with several instrumental community members and resources that are also interested in bridging the gap in urban communities for melanated families.