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Live Panel Discussion of Finding Fellowship with DCPA, MPA, and NVCP
November 23, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This is a free event (registration required)! JOIN US!
Join DCPA, Northern Virginia Clinical Psychologists and Maryland Psychological Association for a live panel discussion with the award-winning producers of the documentary ‘Finding Fellowship,’ Dr. Kisha Davis and Jason Green, moderated by Dr. Angelina Nortey on November 23rd at 7:00p.m.
‘Finding Fellowship’ explores the essential contours of community when faced with adversity. It will be screened on Maryland Public Television on November 22nd at 9:00p.m. Find available viewing or streaming options HERE: https://www.mpt.org/anywhere/
‘Finding Fellowship’ is about three racially-segregated churches in the historic community of Quince Orchard in Montgomery County, Maryland, born out of the Civil War, each had fallen on hard financial times. The Black church gathered one evening to discuss its uncertain future. As members debated the consequences of merging with the two local white congregations, the minister interrupted to announce that Martin Luther King, Jr. had just been murdered in Memphis, TN. April 4, 1968. Despite King’s assassination, though others argue because of it, those three churches voted to merge their congregations into one. In September 1968 each had its last racially segregated service. The reality is not every member stayed. Each church lost members. And the hardest decision wasn’t to come together but to stay together. Yet, because of their efforts, in September of 2018, Fairhaven United Methodist Church celebrated its 50th year of purposeful integration.
Kisha N. Davis, MD, MPH, FAAFP, is vice president of health equity for Aledade. Previously, Dr. Davis was Maryland medical director for VaxCare Corporation; worked as a family physician at CHI Health Care in Rockville, Maryland; and served as program manager at CFAR in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she supported projects for family physicians focused on payment reform and practice transformation to promote health system change.
Dr. Davis also served as the medical director and director of community health at CHI and as a family physician at a federally qualified health center (FQHC) in Maryland. As one of 15 White House Fellows, Davis served at the U.S. Department of Agriculture where she established relationships among leaders of FQHCs and the Women, Infants, and Children nutrition program. Davis previously served as President of the Maryland Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors, as a clinical instructor has taught medical students at both the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and is a member of Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health.
A Maryland native, Davis completed her bachelor of science degree at Duke University, earned her medical degree at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, completed her residency at the University of Maryland where she served as chief resident and earned her master’s degree in public health from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD.
Jason Green is a Maryland based attorney, entrepreneur and community organizer focused on empowering individuals and communities. Green is currently chair of the Montgomery County Commission on Remembrance and Reconciliation charged with helping the community come together to better understand its history of racial terror.
Green is also the director of the award-winning documentary “Finding Fellowship” which explores how three racially segregated churches merged in 1968 in the wake of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. The film has spurred a $1 Million campaign to preserve an African American heritage site in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
In 2013, he founded SkillSmart Inc., an innovative technology company designed to build stronger community connections and accountable pathways for local and diverse workers and businesses to participate in economic development. He is also the Executive in Residence at Zeal Capital Partners an inclusive investing venture capital firm.
Angelina Nortey, PhD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School-Child Clinical Psychology Program at Yeshiva University. She completed her PhD in school psychology at the University of Florida and completed her internship and postdoc at Dallas Independent School District. Her primary research interests are racial disparities in school discipline and early career school psychologists’ social justice needs, with an emphasis in qualitative methodology. Her clinical interests are in wholistic and healing psychological approaches for addressing childhood trauma in young adults.
Dr. Nortey has worked with non-profit organizations, state departments of education and school districts on topics related to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. She has facilitated processing groups for organizations as well as conducted educational workshops. Dr Nortey holds a leadership position on the National Association of School Psychologist (NASP) Early Career Committee, and Diversity, Social Justice and Inclusion Committee for DC Psychological Association (DCPA).
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