Party boi, a documentary by filmmaker, Michael Rice, sheds light on substance use within LGBT communities of color, particularly among black gay and bisexual men.
The Center for Human Sexuality invites members of Widener University, local folks, and folks in the Phildelphia area, to come and view a screening, engage in disuccion, and to participate in a Q&A with the filmmaker.
Admission is free.
Bios of presenters:
Shanna M. Williams, MSW, MEd is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker serving the Greater Philadelphia region. She is the Executive Director of Social Work Counseling Services (SWCS), an organization affiliated with Widener University’s School of Human Service Professions, which serves Chester, PA and its surrounding communities. Additionally, Shanna serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor in Widener’s Center for Social Work Education where she teaches classes in Generalist Social Work Practice, Trauma Therapy and Family Therapy. She maintains a private practice in which she integrates Doula work with Clinical counseling for expectant and new families throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region. She has over 20 years of experience, specifically in the areas of sexuality education and counseling, diversity education, case management and psychotherapy. Her research and clinical expertise focuses on issues of holistic mental health and wellness within the black community, specifically in the area of Maternal Infant Health.
Matthew Myrick, LSW, MSW is a Clinical Assistant for the Center for Social Work Education.Pr. Myrick has worked as a unit social worker and as director of social services at skilled nursing facilities in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. His areas of expertise are working with older adults and medical social work. He has been teaching since 2010. In 2012, Pr. Myrick began pursuing his PhD in social work here at Widener University. "I am amazed at the experience I have had as a Widener University student and blessed to be serving as a clinical assistant professor for the Center for Social Work Education."