PRIDE Series June 2, 2023 - Empowering Black LGBTQ+ Communities through the Aim and Art of Ballroom
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Empowering Black LGBTQ+ Communities through the Aim and Art of Ballroom Introductory
This presentation will focus on the lived experience of a long-term leader from the underground LGBTQ+ House-Ballroom community, also known as the Ballroom Scene. The House-Ballroom Community and Ballroom Culture is primarily a Black and Latinx underground LGBTQ+ subculture that originated in New York City in the 1920s where members of this community travel nationally and internationally to compete for cash prizes, social status, and trophies at events known as Balls. Members of the House-Ballroom Community often identify chosen family systems or nonbiological kinship bonds, known as Houses, as a form of community-based support and intergenerational kinship care, which is considered one of this community's foundational pillars. Over the past 100 years, the House-Ballroom Community has created greater access to community health and wellness resources and has provided safe spaces for LGBTQ+ individuals of color to engage safely and socially. The Ballroom Scene has vastly influenced popular culture recently with television shows such as Pose on FX and Legendary on HBO Max. Special topics related to Ballroom's developmental history, its role in society, and how healthcare professionals can best support this community as culturally competent Ballroom advocates and LGBTQ+ social justice allies.
Psychiatrists, clinical and research psychologists, social workers, psychiatric residents, and psychology interns. All medical staff and interested others.
By the completion of this session, participants should be able to:
- Examine the House-Ballroom community’s developmental history, its role in society, and how healthcare professionals can best support and meet the needs of this population.
- Discuss the importance of chosen family systems/nonbiological kinship bonds as a form of community-based support, intervention, and intergenerational kinship care.
- Discuss how the House-Ballroom community has created its own approach to accessing community health and wellness resources to provide healthy and safe spaces for LGBTQ+ individuals of color.
Dr. Christopher Robinson, D.Ed., MSW, LSW
BSW Program Director/Assistant Professor, Social Work
Penn State Greater Allegheny
Bachelor of Social Work Program
Dr. Christopher Robinson, advocate, educator, and licensed social worker, currently serves as the founding BSW program director and assistant professor of social work at Pennsylvania State University. Before joining Penn State Greater Allegheny, Professor Robinson served eleven years at the Community College of Allegheny County, where he led the Associate of Science degree program in social work at the Southeast regional campuses. A native of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Dr. Robinson earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from historically black Jackson State University, a master’s degree in social work from the University of Pittsburgh, and a doctorate in education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Robinson is co-founder of the Pittsburgh HBCU Collaborative and the Greater Pittsburgh Alumni Chapter of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. Dr. Robinson is a 2020 recipient of the NISOD Excellence in Teaching Award, the 2021 New Pittsburgh Courier Men of Excellence Award, and the 2021 University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Distinguished Alumni Award for Social Work Education.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer psychology continuing education by the American Psychological Association. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Psychologists completing this course receive 1.0 continuing education credits.
Education and Consultative Services of UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5059. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is solely responsible for all aspects of this program. This program is being offered for 1.0 continuing education hours.
Licensed/Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists: LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 continuing education credits.
Other professionals are awarded 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEU's). One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours. Peer Specialists: This program fulfills requirements for Certified Peer Specialist continuing education.
- Upon completion of the evaluation on the CCEHS registration site, you will be able to obtain your CME, APA, and LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT certificate from this site.
- If you need both the APA and the LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT certificate, you should obtain the LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT certificate from the registration site, then contact Nancy Mundy at firstname.lastname@example.org for the APA certificate.
- NBCC and General CEU certificates will come from Education and Consultative Services if you’ve identified the CE credit you’re requesting at the beginning of the registration process. Please allow four- to six weeks for this process.
- Please retain your certificate in a safe place. The replacement cost for NCC and General CEU certificates is $30.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.00 APA
- 1.00 ASWB
- 1.00 Attendance