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YWCA Central Carolinas

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Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Kirsten Sikkelee, CEO
Main Address:
3420 Park Rd
Charlotte, NC 28209

Addressing Racism as a Public Health Crisis

On Thursday, April 22, YWCA Central Carolinas will be live streaming our Stand Against Racism 2021 forum, ‘Addressing Racism as a Public Health Crisis,’ at 5:30pm.

Public health is, and always has been, central to racial justice work. Structural racism plays a large role in determining the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age. These factors affect people’s access to quality housing, education, food, transportation, political power, and other social determinants of health. Understanding and addressing systemic racism from this public health perspective is crucial to eliminating racial and ethnic inequities, and to improving opportunity and well-being across communities.

Join YWCA Central Carolinas as we explore the weathering effect that racism has on public health, especially for children and youth, with local public health and mental health experts. Panelists will be: Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown, SVP & chief community health & wellness officer at Novant Health, Dr. Raynard Washington, deputy public health director for Mecklenburg County, and Calvin Fox, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and therapist at Perry Counseling.

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Charlotte, NC 28209
United States


April 22, 2021 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm