Black Minds Matter 2.0: Tactics for Thriving

Apr 22 (Thu), 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Coordinated Universal Time
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Given our incredible first event, the Black Minds Matter organizing team is thrilled to be turning our webinar into a series! Our speakers will be returning to share more raw, hot truths and practices for your bodies, hearts, and spirits.

Please join us for Black Minds Matter 2.0: Tactics for Thriving

Thursday, April 22

11am- 12pm PDT

Black Minds Matter is a space for Black wellness.

In this webinar, our expert panel will center:

  • reflection on the history and the progress (and the lack of progress) since emancipation

  • ancestral legacies

Co-produced by Elevate Labs, Ginger, and Kapor Capital

Can't attend? No worries, we will be recording the session and will be sharing it after the event.

Want more Black Minds Matter? Join us on Clubhouse for Deep Dives with Ofosu Jones- Quartey and special guests. Check out our line up and RSVP here.


Your Panelists:



Your Facilitator: Kachi Okoronkwo

Kachi is a Bay Area native who runs the talent and people ops consultancy, Recruiting Like a Boss. She practices career as vocation, calling upon her belief that livelihood is a human right that must be elevated and protected. As someone who has navigated multiple behavioral health diagnoses while building a career in Silicon Valley, she is thrilled to share the space with our panel as she moderates this crucial discussion on Black Minds. 



Speaker Bios

Tamara Jefferies, MA is a Holistic Counselor and Transformational Coach. She has worked in wellness since 2005 counseling women, leading support groups for survivors of sexual assault, and creating empowerment workshops. She holds a Master's in Somatic Psychology from John F. Kennedy University, several certifications in the specialization of trauma resolution, and is a certified life coach, and yoga teacher all of which she has combined to create a multi-tiered approach to healing that honors the mind, body, and spirit.

Brooks E. Scott is an Executive Coach, Communications Specialist, and a DEI Strategic Advisor. He's also the founder and CEO of Merging Path Coaching where he's coached hundreds of managers and trained thousands of employees on Managing Unconscious Bias, Feedback - How To Give and Receive, Values Discovery and Alignment, and Conversations of Race and Allyship in the Workplace.

Ofosu Jones-Quartey is a coach at Balance, a highly personalized, highly rated meditation and sleep app. He has been meditating for more than 20 years, teaching families, children, and adults for the last 15. Pulling from his experience as a father of four, electronic music and hip-hop artist, and children's book author (You Are Enough), he infuses humor and compassion into his coaching. He also believes that meditation isn’t just about sitting still; rather, it’s a living practice that can be done anytime, anywhere to help us better understand ourselves and our world.

Neca C. Smith, Ed.S., CAMS is a speaker, trainer, coach, consultant, and author and is currently utilizing her talents at Ginger as a Coaching Operations Associate. In her work as a mental health coach - she specializes in teaching people how to create blissful and purposeful lives while maneuvering challenging situations. She is also the author of three books: “Anger Intelligence (TM): Changing the Way You Think About Anger” Workbook, ”Temper Taming Tips: The College Student’s Guide to Anger Intelligence”, and “Triggers: What Sets Us Off at Work and What to Do About It” eBook.

Matt Day has the great fortune of being a mental health advocate every day of the week. During the weekdays he's a Technical Recruiter at Ginger, a mental health provider. On weekends he runs his plant business, Planterday, which is a sponsor of the non-profit Crisis Support Services of Alameda County.

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