PUBLIC Speaker

Talks at the Schomburg: Black LGBT Health in the United States


Rootedness in Afrocentric Spirituality: A Path to Wellness and Well-being; Keynote at the BPEETalks in New Orleans


Jonathan Mathias Lassiter, PhD discussing the importance of Black (African) psychology for Black actors and creative professionals (with Dr. Sharrell D. Luckett and Professor Kashi Johnson)

With expertise related to social justice, mental health, and health disparities (e.g., HIV, depression), religion and spirituality, ethnic and racial minority issues, and LGBT issues, Dr. Lassiter is an experienced public speaker.

He has presented his research at several organizations including the American Psychological Association, Association of Black Psychologists, the Diversity Challenge at Boston College, and Richard L. Roudebush VA. He has also served as a keynote speaker and guest lecturer at Judson Memorial Church, Harlem Hospital, Muhlenberg College, Connecticut College, and Winston-Salem State University. He has also given book talks at the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center and City University of New York. He especially enjoys participating in town halls with community members discussing issues of social justice and health.

His talks and the question and answer periods that follow them are engaging, welcoming mass demonstrations of thinking critically out loud.

list of topics dr. lassiter is available to speak about:

Black LGBT Health: Risk and Resilience

Religion, Spirituality, and Sexuality in the Lives of Black Gay and Same Gender Loving People

Afrocentric Spirituality and Its Healing Potential for Black American's Mental & Physical Health

Philosophical Blackness and Racial Trauma Healing

Navigating Mental Health Stigma in Communities of Color

Whiteness in the Psychological Sciences and Practice

Psychology & HIV Prevention

Wellness in the Workplace