National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Being Black and living with multiple sclerosis brings unique challenges and experiences. From scientific and clinical differences in the disease itself to stark inequities in the healthcare system and beyond. The Black MS Experience Summit – which took place September 22-24, 2020 – offered an opportunity to connect with others who understand the distinct experience of life with MS as a Black person.
Throughout this interactive, three-day virtual event, we forged powerful connections, learned from leading scientific and healthcare experts and gave voice to the unique needs of our community.
Featuring Damian Washington, the host of the Black MS Experience Summit
Featuring Dr. Mitzi Joi Williams of Joi Life Wellness Group in Atlanta, GA
Sharing your personal multiple sclerosis story is an empowering way to affect meaningful change.
Featuring licensed professional counselor and case manager Sabrina Wannamaker
Featuring Dr. Mitzi Joi Williams, Sabrina Wannamaker and Angel Hardy Heinz
Featuring Dr. Evelyn Hunter, licensed psychologist with her own practice out of Auburn
Featuring exercise physiologist Christopher Wells
Featuring Victoria Marie Reese, motivational speaker
Featuring Dr. Evelyn Hunter, Victoria Marie Reese and Christopher Wells
Featuring Dr. Jacqueline Rosenthal, neurologist and MS specialist
Featuring leadership volunteers from the Black MS Experience Summit’s planning committee
Featuring Tyler Campbell of Tyler Campbell Enterprises and Pro Player Foundation
Featuring Dr. Jaqueline Rosenthal, Michelle Witherspoon and Tyler Campbell
Sketchnotes UK has provided some great visuals that represent themes and aspects of the conversations from the Black MS Experience Summit. These images reflect the artist's interpretation of the event.