EventsBrian Copeland Presents Beating the Demon: How I Dealt With Depression in My Life

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Brian Copeland Presents Beating the Demon: How I Dealt With Depression in My Life

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM


The Bay Area's own Brian Copeland is an award-winning actor, comedian, author, playwright, television and radio talk show host - but there's so much more to his life story.

Like Brian's childhood experiences as a member of one of the only African American families living in the then predominantly white suburb of San Leandro, which is the basis for his book and critically acclaimed, one-man play, Not a Genuine Black Man.

His "tale of laughter, tears, and sociology" chronicles the blatant racism he experienced as a child growing up in 1970s Northern California, his acquaintance with Robin Williams and understanding of the trials that superstar went through, and provides a back-story for The Waiting Period, Brian's autobiographical story of his own battle with depression.

Join us as Brian Copeland talks Beating the Demon: how he dealt with the depression in his life. Brian will tell the story behind The Waiting Period, his struggles with depression, and then we'll open up to your questions for Brian, in an open, honest discussion about mental health. 

Register with your email to attend live and the Zoom information will be sent to you a day before the event. The event will be closed captioned and recorded. You can view the recorded video on Facebook at or YouTube at for a limited time after the live event.


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