The coronavirus pandemic brought into stark focus many of the health and social justice inequities that plague disadvantaged populations in Baltimore and around the world. To address this critical gap, the Alliance for a Healthier World created a new cycle of health equity-focused COVID-19 grants for researchers, policy experts, and program implementers at Johns Hopkins University. After receiving a tremendous number of applications – Dr. Durryle Brooks' community research project entitled Examination of Medical Mistrust and Misinformation of COVID-19 among Low Income African-Americans with Comorbid Risk Factors was selected as one of the awardees.
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So far Dr. Durryle Brooks has created 25 blog entries.
What is love? Part 2 Love & Power Watch as we continue our conversation with Dr. Durryle Brooks about the typical narratives around love and what that perpetuates in our society regarding who is deserving of love. What are the consequences of these narratives?
What is love? Watch Dr. Durryle Brooks talk to SexGenLab about the typical narratives around love and what that perpetuates in our society about who is deserving of love. What are the consequences of these narratives? How do we define love?
Rememory, Collective Healing, and Liberation Toni Morrison spoke of a concept called rememory. It was the idea that beyond our own individual experiences, we shared a collective experience, history, and knowledge. Listen to Dr. Brooks discuss Black LGBT history in Baltimore, rememory, and collective liberation and transformation on Maryland Humanities Podcast.
Today’s challenges require leadership that can bridge the divides in our society. Today’s challenges require leadership that can bridge the divides in our society. Now more than ever, we must all act in big and small ways to address structural inequities and help people heal from the effects of racism. What’s needed are compassionate and capable leaders in and from our communities who can champion equity. The WKKF Community Leadership Network brings together 80 inspiring and diverse leaders from across the United States and sovereign tribes, with cohorts based in Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New [...]
OUR VISION The Center for Black Equity-Baltimore envisions a society where all Black LGBTQ people thrive and feel safe, supported, and whole. OUR MISSION Our mission is to foster a sense of belonging and connectedness among the Black LGBTQ community in the Baltimore metropolitan area and increase our capacity to be mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally, sexually, and economically healthy. We strive to create programs that educate, empower, and uplift our diverse community. We achieve this by providing culturally responsive and trauma-informed: 1. Community Engagement 2. Educational Programming 3. Training and Personal Development 4. Strategic [...]
#Metoo: Reflections From a Male Sexual Assault Survivor November 26, 2017 by Durryle Brooks Leave a Comment Given the current political context and the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, I believe we are in a particular moment in history where the world is getting to see how pervasive sexual abuse is within our country. I remember Donald Trump’s 2005 tape in which bragged about sexually assaulting women and I also remember hearing Rush Limbaugh say that “if the left ever senses and smells that there’s no consent in part of the equation then here come [...]
Healing Ourselves: Moving From Trauma to Healing October 17, 2018 by Durryle Brooks Five years researching love and I have found a fascinating dynamic. When I asked Black Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender activists, organizers, and educators about love, I notice narratives of trauma emerge as a prominent theme in their lives. Little did I know that reading their narratives of trauma would begin to trigger my own past trauma as well as open new possibilities to heal myself. As a Black queer man, my experiences of trauma echoed many of the folks I spoke with. [...]
QUEERY: Durryle Brooks October 3, 2018 at 1:15 pm EST | by Joey DiGuglielmo This weekend’s Baltimore Black Pride event finds the organization “in a growth year.” Current Executive Director Durryle Brooks says the planning committee is “redefining what Black Pride can and should be for in the next iteration.” This year’s theme is “Healing & Celebrating Ourselves.” It kicks off Oct. 5 from 7:30-11:30 p.m., with a community opening networking session at the Downtown Radisson Hotel (101 W. Fayette St., Baltimore) with a DJ, food, vendors, resources on gender and name change and more. On [...]
WE ALWAYS MAKE A WAY OUT OF NO WAY’ TALKING WITH DR. DURRYLE BROOKS, NEW HEAD OF THE CENTER FOR BLACK EQUITYDr. Durryle Brooks2019-01-25T13:19:00+00:00
WE ALWAYS MAKE A WAY OUT OF NO WAY’ TALKING WITH DR. DURRYLE BROOKS, NEW HEAD OF THE CENTER FOR BLACK EQUITY Dr. Durryle Brooks recently took the helm as at the Center for Black Equity – Baltimore (CBEB), the organizers of Baltimore Black Pride, now in its 16th year. CBEB’s mission includes the goal of fostering “a sense of belonging and connectedness among the Black LGBTQ Community in the Baltimore metropolitan area and increase our capacity to be mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally and economically healthy.” Dr. Brooks grew up in Cherry Hill in Baltimore, and [...]