Democracy & Equity Fall Program Ends With Discussion on Mental Health Care
Professor Lee Ann Bartolini and students in her Abnormal Psychology class hosted a special lunchtime presentation of “Access and Equity in Mental Health Care” from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Creekside Room next to Caleruega Dining Hall. Beverlee Kell, President of the Board of Directors for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (Marin chapter), and Jennifer Bates, supervisor for the “Access Team” in the Department of Behavioral Health and Recovery for the County of Marin, were guest speakers.
Students have been spending this academic year immersed in a thought-provoking and collaborative lineup of courses and activities focused on a central theme of “Democracy and Equity.” Programming both in and out of the classroom is engaging students in some of the most critical issues facing the U.S.
Faculty in all schools and department redesigned the curriculum in 50 courses in order to incorporate the University-wide Democracy and Equity theme into the coursework. A series of extra-curricular events have united the campus community and the greater Marin County community in discussions on topics ranging from youth justice, political participation, and homelessness. Many of the fall events related to Dominican’s national voter engagement initiative, College Debate 2016.