Peel Dem Layers Back

THE ROOT

OF IT ALL

The Root of It All

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THE ROOT OF IT ALL

Clap your hands, for the greatest show on earth! I keep spitting fire and smiling to conceal the hurt. You can’t see the concrete in my heart if I don’t let ya. Eyes are blind to my breaking point if I keep stacking paper. Dig up the trauma to make room for growth to level up my peace, it can’t be stalled. I may not be the beginning of the pain but for my healing,  I am the root of it all.

The Root Of It All  (ROIA) is a mental health awareness festival and serves as PDLB's annual fundraising event which takes place in the month of May, Mental Health Awareness Month. Each year there will be a different focus. 

 

The first ROIA in 2019 focused on mental health basics in the Black community and featured performances from six Cleveland-based Hip-Hop artists, and a one-on-one conversation with a resident psychiatrist from University Hospitals. 

 

The second annual ROIA had the theme "Self-Love In Quarantine," and was presented virtually in partnership with the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Greater Cleveland. The event, broadcast May 30th on Facebook Live, featured four performances from Cleveland-based artists, a special DJ set, five guest speakers (one psychotherapist, two psychiatrists, an affiliate of Wu-Tang Clan and former in-school youth counselor, behavior health prevention specialist from the Addiction, Drug and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County), and artwork presented by a senior retirement home in partnership with NAMI Greater Cleveland.

 

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The Root Of It All  (ROIA) is a mental health awareness festival and serves as PDLB's annual fundraising event which takes place in the month of May, Mental Health Awareness Month. Each year there will be a different focus. 

 

The first ROIA in 2019 focused on mental health basics in the Black community and featured performances from six Cleveland-based Hip-Hop artists, and a one-on-one conversation with a resident psychiatrist from University Hospitals. 

 

The second annual ROIA had the theme "Self-Love In Quarantine," and was presented virtually in partnership with the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Greater Cleveland. The event, broadcast May 30th on Facebook Live, featured four performances from Cleveland-based artists, a special DJ set, five guest speakers (one psychotherapist, two psychiatrists, an affiliate of Wu-Tang Clan and former in-school youth counselor, behavior health prevention specialist from the Addiction, Drug and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County), and artwork presented by a senior retirement home in partnership with NAMI Greater Cleveland.

 

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