Dear Black Men, Your Lives Matter: Linking to Resources that Support the Fight for Social Justice Goals for Black Men and Their Communities

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Dear Black Men, Your Lives Matter: Linking to Resources that Support the Fight for Social Justice Goals for Black Men and Their Communities

Thursday, April 18th, 2024

9:00am to 12:00pm ET


Presenter: Qur-an Webb, LMSW, and Anthony Gay, BA


NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC): $60

Non-Members: $75

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists

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Workshop Description
This workshop will focus on depictions of Black men and common issues Black men face. The presenters will discuss cultural perceptions and mistrust, and impacts on individuals and communities, such as perceptions and the quality of the relationships of Black men. The presenters will describe the varying needs of Black men and discuss ways to identify effective supports. In addition, the presentation will discuss ways that efforts to adequately provide for Black men can be linked to the fight for larger social justice goals for themselves and their communities.


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

1. Examine their personal experience with Black men.
2. Explain historic and current systematic oppression and implicit bias and the physical and mental health impact it has on Black men.
3. Identify unconscious cultural responses to mental health.
4. Describe ways to improve culturally specific skills to work with Black men more effectively.
5. Apply skills to support the healing of Black men.

This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).

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Webb-Qur-an.jpgQur-an Webb, LMSW, is the Director of Operations at Welcome 2 Reality, LLC. Qur-an has been in the social work field for over 20 years. Qur-an is the Connecticut Chapter Lead for Media Literacy Now which focuses on education around media literacy. In this role, Qur-an was instrumental in getting Public Act No. 15-94 and Public Act No. 17-67 passed in Connecticut which now mandates school systems to educate the safe use of social media and computer programming instruction and create an advisory council related to digital citizenship, internet safety, and media literacy. He also works as an independent contractor and is an adjunct instructor. Qur-an is the vice president of the Association of Black Sports Officials. In this role, Qur-an advocates for the rights of and opportunities for Black sports officials and pushes for equality among officials. He also provides training and professional development opportunities domestically and internationally for the company.



Anthony Gay, BA. Anthony Gay joined the field of Human Services after graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology, from Post University in 1997.  Since then, he has been devoted to improving the lives of families and the community.

Anthony is a former high school and college basketball coach and had a successful collegiate career as a basketball player.  Anthony coached the Wilbur Cross High school Girls Summer Basketball Team and was the Head Assistant Coach at Post University for three years.

Years after graduating from Post University and running a successful local Independent Music Label and other businesses, Anthony returned to Post University to serve as an Adjunct Professor, teaching a College Success Seminar Course & Civility 101.  Anthony still conducts lectures at various colleges regularly. 

Consequently, Anthony grew more passionate about teaching, and he went on to learn how to research, develop training modules /curriculums, and facilitate training.  Anthony then spent several years as a full-time trainer, developing or co-authoring training modules for fatherhood, professionalism, cultural competency, trauma, working with adolescents, family-centered assessment, and human trafficking, to name a few.

Anthony has also developed, co-created, and facilitated the Man Up Program Youth Series; for incarcerated at-risk youth.  This curriculum educated young men on the impact of male dominance and aspects of unhealthy manhood that lead to sexual exploitation of women.  

For over ten years, Anthony has been focused on improving communities by advocating for equality for fathers.  Anthony is a member of a national fatherhood network that shares resources and ideas to improve fathers' and families' outcomes.   Anthony is a leader in the realm of fatherhood in Connecticut and hosts numerous fatherhood themed events throughout the year, promoting positive fatherhood.    As a result of his dedication, Anthony has received numerous awards recognizing his work with fathers and families.   

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April 18th, 2024 from  9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $0.00
NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC) $60.00
Non-Member $75.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00
Information for Certificates
Presenter(s) Qur-an Webb, LMSW, and Anthony Gay, BA
Instruction Method Live Webinar
Total Contact Hours/CEUs Awarded 3.0