Healing through Conversation
Artemus Johnson created a monthly meet-up he calls Talk Trauma. Once a month, on a Tuesday night, Johnson invites Black men in the community to come and talk about anything on their minds.
Johnson said if they don’t want to talk, they can just sit in the supportive group.
“I call it the safe spot for Black men, because helping them out is definitely helping the community I live in,” said Johnson.
Sometimes dozens of men show up. Other times, just a few come. Regardless of the number of attendees, the most important part for Johnson is that men in Milwaukee to know he’s always available to talk and listen.
He started Talk Trauma three years ago by having live discussions on Facebook. Johnson noticed a common thread among his friends.