BREAKING FREE: Men of Color Healing Circles

BREAKING FREE: Men of Color Healing Circles

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Michael E. Busch Annapolis Library

1410 West Street

Annapolis, MD 21401

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Each FREE session will include movement exercises, meditation, and facilitated conversations for Black and Brown men.

About this event

Are you a Black or Brown male over 18 years of age who has experienced overt racism, subtle discrimination or feelings of being unsafe or undervalued at work, school or environmental settings that lack diversity?

Are you interested in learning new skills to apply to daily life, such as stress reduction techniques, healthy coping mechanisms and strategies for building supportive relationships and networks?

Are you interested in developing a stronger sense of well-being and community?

Do you reside in Anne Arundel County?

If your answers are yes, join Dr. Henry Gregory by registering for the Breaking Free Men’s Healing Circle. Each FREE session will include movement exercises, meditation, and facilitated conversations.

The sessions will be held on Saturdays at the Michael E. Busch Annapolis Library, 1410 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401 on the following dates from 11 AM - 1 PM. Please note the assigned room for each date. Group size is limited to 20 individuals per session:

  • April 16 - Belcher Conference Room
  • May 7 - Campbell-Chambliss Meeting Room
  • June 11 - Campbell-Chambliss Meeting Room
  • July 2 - Belcher Conference Room
  • August 13 - Campbell-Chambliss Meeting Room
  • September 10 - Campbell-Chambliss Meeting Room
  • October 8 - Campbell-Chambliss Meeting Room

Lead Facilitator: Dr. W. Henry Gregory

W. Henry Gregory, Ph.D., is a mental health professional with over thirty-five years of experience. He holds a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and master’s degrees in both Community Mental Health and Psychology. He has the expertise and extensive experience as a clinician, supervisor, director, trainer, consultant and researcher in several service areas including HIV/AIDS, child welfare, substance abuse, juvenile justice, criminal justice, school-based mental health, and behavioral health. Currently, Dr. Gregory is an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. As a constructivist, Dr. Gregory passionately believes that we create our destiny by how we think about ourselves and our circumstances.


By registering, you agree to release the sponsors and partners free from any legal action resulting from physical, emotional and mental injury, and loss or damage of property. You also agree to conduct yourself with respect to others including businesses and organizations operating within the venue space.


Anne Arundel County Government in partnership with The Living Well Center for Social and Economic Vibrancy, Anne Arundel County Public Libraries, Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families, and the Department of Health, Gun Violence Intervention Team