Washington, DC Highlights - No More Martyrs

No More Martyrs takes Washington, DC by storm in April!  

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Check out photos below for highlights of our exciting week. 

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Dr. Nadia Richardson (Founder of No More Martyrs) arrives in Washington, DC and attends the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) 40 Under 40 Brunch with Ms. Lanada Williams (Director of Community Outreach for No More Martyrs).  

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Dr. Nadia Richardson and Ms. Lanada Williams represent No More Martyrs at the NMQF Leadership Summit on Health Disparities and Spring Health Braintrust.  Dr. Richardson speaks on panel regarding Neuroscience Disorders.

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 Dr. Richardson with panelists: Dr. Kafui Dzirasam, Mr. Ian N. Kremer and Dr. Ivana Rubino

Dr. Richardson with panelists: Dr. Kafui Dzirasam, Mr. Ian N. Kremer and Dr. Ivana Rubino

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Dr. Nadia Richardson and Ms. Lanada Williams attend day 2 of the NMQF Leadership Summit on Health Disparities and Spring Health Braintrust.  Dr. Richardson speaks on panel titled 'Sex, Drugs and Violence: Reducing Risky Health Behaviors in Young Adult Years.  In the evening, Dr. Richardson accepts a Top 40 Under 40 Leader in Health Award during Awards Reception and Dinner.  

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 Dr. Richardson with Congresswoman Robin Kelly and panelists: Mr. David Johns, Dr. Ulysss Burley, Mr. Anthony Smith and Mr. Charley John 

Dr. Richardson with Congresswoman Robin Kelly and panelists: Mr. David Johns, Dr. Ulysss Burley, Mr. Anthony Smith and Mr. Charley John 

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 Dr. Richardson with Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Dr. Richardson with Congresswoman Robin Kelly

 Dr. Richardson with Congressman John Lewis.

Dr. Richardson with Congressman John Lewis.

 Dr. Richardson with Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Dr. Richardson with Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

No More Martyrs launches Sister Speak Suicide Awareness Initiative at an event at Busboys & Poets.  Sister Speak is made possible through a partnership with Black Women's Wellness Imperative.  During the launch event, panelists shared their experiences and insight.  Special guests panelists included T-Kea Blackman of Fireflies Unite, Jessica Gaddy of Nia Noire and Deran Young of Black Therapist Rock.  

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 Ms. Lanada Williams moderated the event. 

Ms. Lanada Williams moderated the event. 

 Ms. Lanada Williams with Ms. Jessica Gaddy, Ms. Deran Young and Ms. T-Kea Blackman.

Ms. Lanada Williams with Ms. Jessica Gaddy, Ms. Deran Young and Ms. T-Kea Blackman.

Thursday and Friday, April 19-20, 2018

Dr. Nadia Richardson travels to the University of Massachusetts-Amherst to facilitate mental health workshops on activism, cultural responsiveness and self care.  Altogether, Dr. Richardson spoke to three groups of campus representatives and extended a special invitation to faculty and staff to attend the 2018 Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit.

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Dr. Richardson returns to Washington, DC and meets with mental health advocates and licensed professionals for the Washington, DC area to explore strategies for continuing monthly support groups in the area.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Dr. Richardson and Ms. Lanada Williams attend the Mental Health First Aid Instructor Summit at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.  The summit was held in conduction with the National Conference for Behavioral Health.   

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 Dr. Richardson with Mrs. Michi Marshall, wife of NFL player Brandon Marshall of the Denver Broncos and Co-Founder of  Project 375

Dr. Richardson with Mrs. Michi Marshall, wife of NFL player Brandon Marshall of the Denver Broncos and Co-Founder of Project 375

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 Dr. Richardson and Ms. Lanada Williams with the Mental Health First Aid mascot, ALGEE.

Dr. Richardson and Ms. Lanada Williams with the Mental Health First Aid mascot, ALGEE.