The Racial Trauma Task Force began at the University of Georgia as the Racism Pandemic Task Force (Violeta Rodriguez, Dominique La Barrie, Miriam Zegarac, Lisa Bartolomeo, Tosin Adesogan, Kharine Jean, and Kelly Rea), with substantial support from Dr. Isha Metzger, Latisha Swygert, and Briana Spivey at the EMPOWER Lab. The task force now continues with members at both UGA and GSU who continue to develop material to support both the Racial Trauma Guide and the C.A.R.E. Package for Racial Healing.
Responsible for translating and disseminating research applicable to community healing through psychoeducation.
Responsible for disseminating psychoeducational materials, online trainings and opportunities for continuing education, fostering communication around social justice, and promoting EMPOWER Lab initiatives.
Responsible for developing and deploying the EMPOWERhood, a digital platform that allows community youth to engaged in self-paced psychoeducation and practice cognitive-behavioral strategies for coping with racial trauma.