President Biden's “Executive Order on Advancing Effective, Accountable Policing, and Criminal Justice Practices to Enhance Public Trust and Public Safety" contains several ideas that would exacerbate the criminal legal system’s harmful consequences for Black and brown communities.
On July 11, Whitney Bunts spoke at “#988: A Dynamic Discussion Around Mental Health Resources for Black Women” about what #988 is and its implications for Black women. View the recording on Instagram here.
On June 3, Whitney Bunts spoke on a panel titled “Youth Mobile Response: An Investment to Decriminalize Mental Health” at the 2022 All Youth Connecting Forum: Empower, Educate, Explore — a conference hosted by the National Youth Employment Coalition.
This Mental Health Awareness Month, Congress and the Biden-Harris Administration have the opportunity to create policy solutions that address the oppressive systems contributing to the youth mental health crisis and make bold moves to ensure a safe and hospitable planet.
On February 18, Whitney Bunts will present at the Ending Unsheltered Homelessness: Strategies and Policies that Work virtual conference hosted by the National Alliance to End Homelessness. She will co-present in a session titled “What Should Law Enforcement Mean for Unsheltered People of Color,” explaining…
Some parents leading the effort to ban Critical Race Theory (CRT) in schools have devised a new tactic of tying school-based mental health supports, like social emotional learning, to CRT and anti-racism curricula.