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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Joy Saniyah

LGBTQ Health & Wellness Week 2020
Monday, February 3, 2020
6:30-7:30 PM
ECC School of Social Work Building Map
We're kicking off Health and Wellness Week with a very special keynote speaker, Dr. Joy Saniyah! She will be presenting based on the question: "what is right with you?" and talking about what you can do to improve your overall wellness while focusing on your strengths. Register for this event and other HWW events at:

Joy Saniyah, Ph.D. (she/her) is the Founder & Director of Integrative Empowerment Group, PLLC (IEG). IEG is a multidisciplinary mental health and wellness group practice that aims to provide a safe space for clients to feel heard, understood, and empowered regardless of their identities, beliefs, and ways of living and loving. As a queer woman of color, Joy is passionate about working with those who are traditionally marginalized in society and underrepresented in help seeking environments. She has extensive experience working with people of color and clients who identify as LGBTQA. Joy is an advocate for those exploring gender identity including transition support. Finally, she is an experienced Kink and Poly Knowledgeable professional. Joy graduated with a Master's Degree in Organizational Psychology from Teacher's College at Columbia University and a Ph.D in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University in New York City. Joy has over 13 years of experience working with college students at several major universities including three years at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Joy is passionate about integrative approaches to healing and as such is also a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200), a Certified Kemetic Yoga Teacher, and a Reiki Level II Practitioner.

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Building: School of Social Work Building
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Activism, Diversity, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Food, Free, Inclusion, LGBT, LGBTQ Health and Wellness Week, Queer Trans Indigenous People of Color-QTIPOC, Social Justice, Talk, Well-being
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Spectrum Center, Michigan Community Scholars Program, University Housing, Residential College, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Institute for the Humanities, School of Social Work, University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), University Library, CEW+, Department of American Culture, Trotter Multicultural Center