Institute for Healing Justice and Equity Launches COVID-19 Webinar Series
The Institute for Healing Justice and Equity will present a webinar series to discuss the growing impacts of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on African-American communities.
“The Color of COVID” series includes two sessions, one set for Wednesday, April 29, and a second session on Tuesday, May 5.
“Stopping the Trend,” 2 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST), Wednesday, April 29.
Facilitated by Keon Gilbert, Dr.PH, co-founder of Institute for Healing Justice and Equity.
About the session:
Black Americans are dying at higher rates compared to others diagnosed with COVID-19. This disparity points to systemic inequalities related to neighborhoods, housing, access and use of health care services and the burden of chronic disease within Black communities.
Scholars, activists and community leaders will discuss the existing inequalities contributing to long standing health inequities and their relationship to COVID-19 outline solutions and action steps that can be taken to stop the trend.
- Melody Goodman, of New York University
- Rashawn J. Ray, David M. Rubenstein Fellow at The Brookings Institute and University of Maryland
- Brian Smedley, American Psychological Association
- Oliver Brooks, National Medical Association
“Healing Justice Approaches to Self and Community Care,” 2 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST), Tuesday, May 5.
Facilitated by Kira Banks, Ph.D., co-founder of Institute for Healing Justice and Equity.
About the session:
Healing justice is the practice of community and self-care that takes into consideration the stresses and trauma of oppression. COVID-19 has highlighted and exacerbated systemic inequities that disproportionately impact the lives of people of color, and this panel highlights practitioners who have taken innovative approaches to healing justice before and during the pandemic.
- Emanuel Brown, Strategies for Freedom
- Brittini Gray, healer and activist
- Farzana Khan, Healing Justice London
- Nkem Ndefo, Lumos Transforms
- Venus Evans-Winters, Illinois State University.
Submitted by Michelle Rolfsmeyer.