More than 40 workshops planned as part of Flint resiliency, environmental justice summit

FLINT, Michigan — A four-day event focusing on resiliency launches March 27 and will include more than 40 workshops, trainings and community sessions. Hosted by Flint ReCast, the event includes the 3rd annual Resiliency and Environmental Justice Summit on March 28, an all-day community workshop at Flint Southwestern Academy.  

Flint ReCast (Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma) supports collaborative efforts to enhance resiliency, mental health and wellness by building a trauma informed community. The summit and other sessions are designed to bring best practices to Flint and provide professionals — especially in education, healthcare and human service agencies — with the tools they need to support the community.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. 

With events planned March 27-30, it will include sessions at the Flint Public Library, the New McCree Theatre, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in Flint as well as Southwestern Academy. It is presented in partnership with the city of Flint and Genesee Health System (formerly known as Community Mental Health).

It will also include a free showing of the movie “Inside Out” at 6 p.m. March 28 at Flint Southwestern Academy. The agenda also includes a visioning session for Flint’s future with clean energy, artistic performances, Cesar Chavez Remembrance Day, and a research conference.  

The Flint Resiliency & Environmental Justice Summit features a morning and afternoon session with speakers who actively use trauma-informed practices and environmental justice experts as well as breakout sessions Resiliency with Men and Boys in Flint, Restorative Justice in Justice System Connected Places, Trauma-Informed Policies for Education: Handle With Care Flint and Sharing Trauma Informed Practices with Children: Opportunities Through Arts and Recreation among others. Lunch and dinner will be provided following each session. 

For a detailed list of workshops and community sessions, more information or to register, go to 

Read more articles by Ashley Schafer.

Signup for Email Alerts