The mission of Peel Dem Layers Back is to educate, empower and equip
Black Men and Boys with essential tools necessary to live a mentally
healthy life through healing hang-outs and cultural artistic expression, while
representing hip-hop culture.
Executive Director of NAACP of Greater Cleveland
Manager, Project Management at Swagelok Corp.
Arielle H. Sheftall, Ph.D
Ph.D, Associate Professor at Univ. of Rochester Medical Center, Dept. of Psychiatry
How to make cities better with
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Archie Green is a rapper and a producer who uses hip-hop to de-stigmatize mental illness in black and brown communities.
It’s a cause he has championed after facing his own challenges with depression, and a message that Green’s mental health awareness initiative, Peel Dem Layers Back, works to spread in Cleveland, Ohio.