Multicultural Symposium

The Multicultural Symposium is NAMI California’s annual premier, statewide effort to convene leaders who serve at the local, regional and statewide levels.


2019 Northern California Regional Multicultural Symposium:
“Team NAMI: Raising Voices”

Blog post with photos on the Saturday, October 12 symposium at San Joaquin Delta College

  • Innovative Strategies with Kimberly Warmsley on Trauma Healing
  • Alternative and Holistic Healing of the Community with Inner G
  • Action Plans to Reduce Disparities for Diverse Communities in the Criminal Justice System
  • Speak on Mental Health Crisis Among Immigrant Populations (including refugees, asylum seekers)
  • Mental Health updates with MHSA

Agenda (PDF; English and Spanish)

About the Event: The goal of the Multicultural Symposium is to provide the opportunity for an open discussion on the successes and challenges that diverse and un/under-served communities face, and how we can better serve all individuals and families struggling with mental health challenges. Since 2014, the Multicultural Symposium has merged diverse communities from all over California in an effort to engage community leaders from public and private sectors in an open and candid discussion around best practices that can help us to better serve all individuals and families living with mental health challenges.


Questions: Email multiculturalsymposium@namica.org


Previous Symposiums

2018 – 5th Annual Multicultural Symposium: “Diversity in the Face of Adversity”

NAMI California hosted its Southern California Regional Multicultural Symposium on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at the California Endowment Center in Los Angeles. More than 90 attendees participated in a dialogue between community members and mental health care providers at various levels to discuss how to best serve diverse communities.


Multicultural Symposium Reports

2018 NAMI CA Multicultural Symposium Report

2017 NAMI CA Multicultural Symposium Report

2016 NAMI CA Multicultural Symposium Report

2015 NAMI CA Multicultural Symposium Report

2015 Multicultural Symposium Breakout Session Outcomes

2014 NAMI CA Multicultural Symposium Report