SLAM the Silence: Speaking Truth about Mental Health with our Families and the Church
Our 2nd Annual Mental Health Summit, presented by Beloved San Diego in collaboration with University Christian Church in an effort to increase understanding, fight the stigma, support wholeness and provide information about mental health resources to families and leaders of the church where mental illness is too often ignored, denied, shamed, or hidden.
Featuring: YaNi Davis
Preacher, poet, and pastor, YaNi will keynote this event inviting open dialogue and testimony of experience with mental illness in our churches, our families, and our communities. Representatives from community support organizations will partner in the conversation bringing experience and resources for all. Program intended for clergy, seminarians, church leaders, church goers (active or former), caregivers, people living with mental illness and anyone whose heart is ready to speak the truth and SLAM the Silence on Mental Health Disorders!
8:30 – Doors Open
Resource Fair Begins
9:30 – PART 1 - Inviting Truth
Keynote experience with YaNi
10:30 – PART 2 - Sharing Truth
Resource Fair and Community Networking
Small Group Workshops
Mental Health Community Resource Partners Panel Discussion
12:30 - Delicious Catered Lunch
1:30 – PART 3 - Speaking Truth
SLAM - featuring YaNi and local Slam poets
3:00 - Closing Spiritual Practice
About the Keynote Artist:
Pastor YaNi Davis, is a graduate of Claremont School of Theology with her Masters of Divinity. She is also a graduate of Spelman College, a top HBCU in Atlanta, GA, with an English degree. She has always been passionate about the impact of words, storytelling and truth-telling and the power they posses. She lives by the scripture, John 1:1. She believes, by using her divinely inspired words she is able to heal herself while inspiring others to do the same. YaNi believes firmly in our power as storytellers and sets this example everyday of her life, whether through the music she creates, the spoken word pieces she shares, the sermons she preaches or the wisdom she imparts into others, YaNi continues to exemplify authenticity and integrity.
YaNi has a deep commitment to the progress and transformation of youth. She does this work through serving as a preacher, prophet, poet and pastor. YaNi has a way of sharing the timeless message of the good news with a modern Hip-Hop flare. She mixes her witness with Wisdom, Hip-Hop with Hymns, the Spirit with songs and leads the global village in movement for Peace, Love, and Justice.
YaNi is the founder of The Peace People's movement and hopes to continue impacting the world with spirit-filled messages of freedom, love, liberation, communalism and peace! YaNi has been a featured speaker, preacher and teaching-artist around the United States, throughout Europe and Asia. She has shared the stage with top performers, theologians, creatives, and influencers around the world, an honor that she does not take lightly. YaNi has spoken in venues from University settings, to churches, coffee shops and clubs as her message is one for everyone invested in growing in the teachings of Micah 6:8.
YaNi currently resides in Los Angeles, California, but continues to call Atlanta, GA and Queens, NY home. She is a humble vessel; a scholar, a seer, and steward with a heart for all people. YaNi is the essence of Peace Personified and continues to exude authentic qualities of what it means to be this generation's griot and storyteller! Now, thats peace! (John 14:26-27)
Expressing Your Truth Presenter: YaNi Davis
In this workshop participants will explore various means for artistic expression of personal or community truth related to the struggle and celebration of heightened emotional
Cost: $30-$60 suggested donation
16550 Bernardo Heights Parkway
San Diego, CA 92128
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