Join the City's Equity and Human Rights office for a virtual lecture featuring national mental health advocate Leslie Carpenter at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. 

Leslie Carpenter will share her family’s journey into advocacy after their son became ill with a serious brain illness. Learn how the Family to Family class offered by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) helped her to see the broader mental illness treatment crisis in our country, and share some of the solutions that can help.

Carpenter completed her six years on the NAMI Johnson County Board and is now serving on the NAMI Iowa Board of Directors. Carpenter teaches several mental health-related classes, including Family to Family, Ending The Silence, and Provider Training. Leslie and husband Scott are advocates for people living with serious brain disorders at the local, state, and federal levels, and co-founded Iowa Mental Health Advocacy.

Join us for this virtual event titled "Ripples of Hope: From Despair to Advocacy for the Social Injustice Too Few People Know About." RSVP for the event via Zoom.


If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact Equity Director Stefanie Bowers at 319-356-5022 or Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.

Date of publication

Wednesday, July 27, 2022