APA leadership and an esteemed panel of experts commemorate the 57th Anniversary of the March on Washington in August 1963. The march drew attention to the continuing challenges and inequalities faced by Black Americans a century after emancipation. It is also where Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his now-iconic "I Have a Dream" speech. The town hall examines:
- How the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement is an outgrowth of the civil rights initiatives reducing the inequalities faced by Black people and their families.
- Impact of racial injustices within APA and psychiatry.
- How far we still must go to address structural racism and the charge of APA's Presidential Task Force.
APA Past President Dr. Altha Stewart, AMA Chief Health Equity Officer and Group Vice President Dr. Aletha Maybank, and 2020-21 REACH scholar Dr. Kevin Simon join APA President Dr. Jeffrey Geller to discuss how structural racism plays a role in these inequalities and propose solutions to improve Black Americans' mental health outcomes.