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Actress Taraji P. Henson to Testify at Second CBC Youth Suicide Forum on June 7

Henson, the founder of the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation, to offer personal perspective

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Washington, June 4, 2019 | comments

 On Friday, June 7, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC)’s new Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health will convene for a second time in Washington, DC to hear from award winning actress and mental health advocate Taraji P. Henson. Henson founded The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation in 2018 to eradicate the stigma surrounding mental illness in the African American community and specifically tackle the suicide rate among Black youth. Henson will share her personal perspective on managing mental health challenges, and the benefits of shining light on this topic in Black households.

Footage from the task force’s April 30th launch can be found here.

WHAT:

CBC Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health Forum with Taraji P. Henson

 

WHERE

2318 Rayburn House Office Building

(Committee on Science, Space and Technology)

WHEN

Friday, June 7, 2019

9:30AM to 10:30AM

 

WHO

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ),taskforce Chair

 

Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Chairwoman, Congressional Black Caucus;

 

Taraji P. Henson, Founder, The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation

 

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN)

Media and cameras must RSVP to Courtney Cochran at Courtney.Cochran@mail.house.gov by Thursday, June 6, close of business. The event will be livestreamed via YouTube here.

 

 

WHAT:

CBC Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health Forum with Taraji P. Henson

 

WHERE

2318 Rayburn House Office Building

(Committee on Science, Space and Technology)

WHEN

Friday, June 7, 2019

9:30AM to 10:30AM

 

WHO

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), taskforce Chair

 

Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Chairwoman, Congressional Black Caucus; 

 

Taraji P. Henson, Founder, The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation

 

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN)

 

 

Media and cameras must RSVP to Courtney Cochran at Courtney.Cochran@mail.house.gov by Thursday, June 6, close of business. The event will be livestreamed via YouTube here.

 

 

WHAT:

CBC Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health Forum with Taraji P. Henson

 

WHERE

2318 Rayburn House Office Building

(Committee on Science, Space and Technology)

WHEN

Friday, June 7, 2019

9:30AM to 10:30AM

 

WHO

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), taskforce Chair

 

Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Chairwoman, Congressional Black Caucus; 

 

Taraji P. Henson, Founder, The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation

 

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN)

 

 

Media and cameras must RSVP to Courtney Cochran at Courtney.Cochran@mail.house.gov by Thursday, June 6, close of business. The event will be livestreamed via YouTube here.

 

 

WHAT:

CBC Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health Forum with Taraji P. Henson

 

WHERE

2318 Rayburn House Office Building

(Committee on Science, Space and Technology)

WHEN

Friday, June 7, 2019

9:30AM to 10:30AM

 

WHO

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), taskforce Chair

 

Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Chairwoman, Congressional Black Caucus; 

 

Taraji P. Henson, Founder, The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation

 

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN)

 

 

Media and cameras must RSVP to Courtney Cochran at Courtney.Cochran@mail.house.gov by Thursday, June 6, close of business. The event will be livestreamed via YouTube here.

 

 

WHAT:

CBC Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health Forum with Taraji P. Henson

 

WHERE

2318 Rayburn House Office Building

(Committee on Science, Space and Technology)

WHEN

Friday, June 7, 2019

9:30AM to 10:30AM

 

WHO

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), taskforce Chair

 

Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Chairwoman, Congressional Black Caucus; 

 

Taraji P. Henson, Founder, The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation

 

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN)

 

 

Media and cameras must RSVP to Courtney Cochran at Courtney.Cochran@mail.house.gov by Thursday, June 6, close of business. The event will be livestreamed via YouTube here.

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