You’re Invited:


A discussion of Mental Health, Race & Gender

Please join OPTIMUS Health Care and the OPTIMUS Foundation in our 3rd Annual Mental Health Symposium

We Hope, We Lift, We Rise.

Building Connections: A Community Conversation on the Intersectionality of Mental Health, Gender, and Race.


The Date

Thursday March 4, 2021 – An online symposium.

The Time

Main event: 11:30am -12:45pm EST
Private Q&A Session for our Sponsors with Rev. Tutu: 12:45PM – 1:15PM EST

The Cost


The Keynote Speaker

Reverend Nontombi Naomi Tutu. International teacher, human rights activist, ordained Episcopalian minister, and daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

The Program

This special online symposium will focus on a topic that couldn’t be more timely: the health and well-being of women and girls in underserved communities and in all communities, with particular attention to the social determinants of health that impact us all, and have been especially highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please join us for this important conversation where we will explore the connection among factors such as race; gender; sexual orientation; immigration status; health disparities and their impact on the communities that we serve – and steps we can take to contribute to the well-being of women and girls wherever we are.

Program will include keynote address, emme coalition program introduction and panel discussion.

emme coalition is a program that connects girls and women with the tools they need to succeed in life.

Be a part of the ongoing discussion of women, identity and mental health.

Reverend Nontombi Naomi Tutu

Thanks to our generous sponsors. We are gratedul for your commitment to building connections to a healthier tomorrow.

Lead Sponsors

Community Health Network of Connecticut, Inc. College of Health Professions Sacred Heart University

Gold Sponsors

Base Technologies People's United Bank Silver Hill Hospital Stamford Health

Silver Sponsors

Yale New Haven Bridgeport Hospital Southwest Community Health Center

Bronze Sponsors

Bridges Healthcare Diversified Building Services United Way of Coastal Fairfield County

Community Partners

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

For more information, call 203-520-9865 or email

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