October 2018 | "Two Sides of Trauma: Covering Police Violence"


For October's event, we are hosting a two-part discussion on trauma: one, a guided-dialogue on how our work impacts our emotional and mental health; two, exercises and practical application of self-care methods. 

We will have panelists from the news, activism and mental health professions discuss how we as journalists can maintain our wellbeing while experiencing the vicarious trauma from covering police violence, #livingwhileblack, and a hostile political environment. It will be an experiential conversation - not meant to critique police or politics.

The discussion begins at 11 a.m. at at the SAG/AFTRA Headquarters (5757 Wilshire Blvd). Parking, which is free, can be accessed behind the SAG-AFTRA building, off of Curson Ave. Parking validation will be provided.



Nicole M. Ward, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Nicole Ward is a therapist who has helped professionals facilitate personal/professional growth through addressing vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue.


Tia Oso, Community Organizer

Tia Oso is a speaker, writer, and community engagement professional specializing in social change initiatives. @Tia_Oso

Steve Patterson, NBC News Correspondent

Steve Patterson is an Emmy nominated NBC News reporter covering breaking news for NBC News, TODAY and MSNBC. @PattersonNBC

Jarrett Hillevents