The July monthly workshop for Committee For Racial Justice will be held on zoom and will have the theme: SUPERCHARGING OUR RESILIENCE.

In these challenging times of gun violence, supreme court rulings, and continuing covid cases, they’ve asked experts to talk about strategies and tools to help foster and strengthen resilience in ourselves and communities. 

Panel members include Dr. Karen Gunn, who is a Psychologist and Principal of Gunn Consulting Group – DEI, organizational development, training, and facilitation. She is a retired psychology professor from Santa Monica College, former chair of Santa Monica Bay Area Human Relations Council, and a health & mental health consultant and advocate. 

Another panelist is T.J. Robinson, who is a proud alumnus of CSU, Dominguez Hills with an M.A in Interdisciplinary Studies: Africana Psychology and Applied Women & Gender Studies. In 2015 Robinson’s article “The Healing Element of the Spirituals” was published in the Journal of Pan African Studies. She is also a co-author of Amazon Bestseller “The Beauty in My Mess Volume 1”.

T.J. is an adjunct lecturer and a certified Life and Spiritual Coach. She is also the founder and executive director of Natural-WE Community, a non-profit which focuses on the healing, empowerment, and celebration of Black/African people and culture.

The third panelist is Rana Kirkland, a certified yoga, nutrition and meditation instructor. She currently works for the nonprofit, One for Health, as their National Director of Advancement providing free wellness programs to low income youth across the country. With a background as an actress, Rana has developed their online instructions for kids in a fun and engaging way. She practices mindfulness and fitness in her daily lifestyle.

Come and join in the discussion with these three talented women and learn some things about how to cope with and build resilience to deal with the challenging times in which we find ourselves today.

Sunday, July 10, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Zoom meeting open to all.

Registration is a two-step process, Register in advance for this meeting at:

For more information, call Joanne at (310) 422-5431.

Submitted by Joanne Berlin