Transcending Barriers of Whiteness for Next Generation Wellbeing
This webinar is hosted by The Center for the Study of Social Policy
In July 2021, PolicyLink, in partnership with Well Being Trust, conducted an equity project that resulted in a report entitled, Advancing Wellbeing by Transcending the Barriers of Whiteness, led by Michael McAfee of PolicyLink and Tyler Norris of Well Being Trust. Their study articulated that “centering Whiteness” is a social and institutional framework that prevents meaningful movement toward racial equity and social justice and requires new narratives for disruptive and transformational systemic and policy change. The release of their report included a webinar that inspired the basis of the January edition of Willis & Friends—which is to dig deeper about upstream preventive mental health and the promotion of early relational health in health systems and communities.