MUSG and Black Student Council have partnered to present “Black Emotional Wellness: A conversation with Charlamagne tha God and Chrishaunda Lee Perez” on Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Varsity Theatre. Doors open at 1 p.m., with the event starting at 1:30 p.m.
The event will feature a candid conversation about Charlamagne tha God’s best-selling book, “Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me.” They will also discuss black emotional health and trauma.
This event is free and open to the public. Register online.
The event is sponsored by the Marquette Forum, the Near West Side Partners, the Social Development Commission, Rent College Pads and the Office of Community Engagement. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and V100 (WKKV-FM radio) are the media co-sponsors.
About Charlamagne tha God
Charlamagne tha God has been a leading voice in the discussion around mental health in America, speaking publicly about his struggles with anxiety and depression. He is a co-host of the nationally syndicated iHeartRadio program, “The Breakfast Club,” during which he discusses issues around hip-hop, race, society and politics. He is also the best-selling author of “Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It.”
About Chrishaunda Lee Perez
A Milwaukee native, Lee Perez is a a writer and film producer. Released in fall 2018 and endorsed by Oprah Winfrey, Lee Perez’s popular debut novel, “We Come as Girls, We Leave as Women,” tells the story of a group of teenage girls during their senior year of high school and how they experience life-changing events that will reshape who they are throughout their transitions into womanhood.
Lee Perez is also known for her work as a writer and producer for the short film, “The Forever Tree,” and as co-author of the book, “Share The Dream: Building Noah’s Ark One Prayer at a Time.”