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Trinity Commons Speaker Series with Urvashi Vaid

October 6, 2021

Moderated by the Rev. Matt Welsch, Vaid will discuss her contribution to grassroots and community-based organizations, while also reflecting on how the pandemic has affected advocacy work in the LGBTQ+ community and the role of faith communities in the LGBTQ+ movement in the past and now.


Mind-Body Health and Meditation

May 21, 2021

This information session will explore the interaction between the mind and body, and how it can impact both our mental and physical health. It will explore how chronic disease, if not adequately controlled, can lead to pain, emotional distress, and physical hardship. Lastly, this talk will integrate how mindfulness exercises, like meditation, can assist individuals in achieving mind-body balance, enabling individuals to develop a positive attitude for maintaining their overall health. Speaker: Akruti Patel, B.A., PhD Student of Clinical Health Psychology, Pace University.


Trinity Common Speaker Series with Hannah & Charlie Lucas

Speaker Series with Hannah & Charlie Lucas

May 18, 2021

After an experience with depression, Hannah Lucas and her brother Charlie developed the notOK app to help take the guesswork out of asking for help in times of crisis. Join this conversation with Hannah and Charlie to learn more about youth mental health, their app, and ways for youth to create resources in their own communities.


Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

May 14, 2021

Exercise is not only beneficial for the body and physiological health. It has an enormous impact on the mental, cognitive, and psychological wellbeing. This presentation will review the benefits and improvements that physical exercise has on our overall well-being and the brain processes that are associated. Speaker: Martin Angielovski, MA, PhD Student of Clinical Health Psychology, Pace University


Trinity Commons Speaker Series with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

author of The Body Keeps the Score

May 13, 2021

The New York Times bestseller The Body Keeps the Score transformed our understanding of traumatic stress. In conversation moderated by Lineage Project’s Jessica Mingus, the author Dr. Bessel van der Kolk will focus on how his research and treatments free trauma survivors from the tyranny of the past. Join us on Thursday, May 13, at 6pm EDT for this discussion.


Racism, Mental Health and Advancing Social Justice

May 7, 2021

For American people of color, racism is a major source of stress that takes a toll on both physical and mental health. This includes not only the stress of racist interpersonal encounters, but also the impact of structural and institutional racism on everyday life, which often occurs in ways that are invisible. Join us as we examine some of the effects of racism on well-being among Black and Indigenous People of Color, as well as some of the work being done to combat the harm of racism in our communities.


Health and Life Satisfaction

April 30, 2021

This information session covers a range of topics including defining what health means to individuals, how one can attempt to maintain a balanced lifestyle, and how by creating personal goals and attributes life satisfaction can be achieved. We explore resources within the community that can support individuals in achieving their personal goals.


Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

April 29, 2021

Join Princeton sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Dr. Matthew Desmond and Trinity’s Theologian in Residence, the Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, as they discuss one of the most devastating crises facing our city and our country: eviction.


How To Spot and Control Anxiety (And PTSD) Triggers

April 23, 2021

Anxiety and PTSD can interfere with an individual’s ability to successfully engage in daily activities. This presentation will provide a brief review and understanding of how anxiety and PTSD can negatively influence one’s quality of life and how to cope with triggers.

Kimberly Bryant

Trinity Commons Speaker Series with Kimberly Bryant

April 15, 2021

Kimberly Bryant is the founder of Black Girls CODE, a non-profit organization dedicated to “changing the face of technology” by introducing girls of color (ages 7-17) to the field of technology and computer science.