YWCA Announces Stand Against Racism Series – Healthcare in a Time of Crisis (Sept. 24,2020)

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YWCA Announces Stand Against Racism Series – Healthcare in a Time of Crisis (Sept. 24,2020)

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(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) –  YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee is continuing its virtual Stand Against Racism lunch and learn series later this month, with a webinar focusing on COVID-19 and the impact on communities of color. We face two global pandemics – COVID-19 and racial injustice. At this intersection, nearly one-third of Black people in the U.S. say they know someone who has died from coronavirus.

The community is invited to join YWCA as we address different levels of racial discrimination impacting healthcare. Experts who lead the fight for the health and well-being of Black people and other people of color amid COVID-19 are featured in this FREE event presented by Regions and moderated by YWCA President & CEO Sharon K. Roberson.

WHO:           Consuelo H. Wilkins, MD, MSCI, Executive Director, Meharry-Vanderbilt  Alliance, Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Associate Professor of Medicine, Meharry Medical College

Kinika Young, JD, Senior Director of Health Policy and Advocacy, Tennessee Justice Center

Betsy Swann, MA, Community Health Manager at Siloam Health

Tanzye Hill, M.Ed., Founder + Owner, Birth Manifesta, LLC, Mentoring Doula + Holistic Educator

Celia EzidiegwuMD, Pharmacovigilance Physician at Otsuka Pharmaceuticals; Specialty: Preventive Medicine

WHEN:           Thursday, September 24  | 12pm – 1pm

HOW:              Join the virtual rally by registering at Eventbrite or visit www.ywcanashville.com/stand. Once registered, we’ll send you login-in details.

MORE:            Now more than ever, we must take a Stand Against Racism wherever and whenever it happens. This is the first in a series of community conversations on racism. Regions is the Stand Against Racism series presenting sponsor, and Allstate is the Peace Sponsor.

For more than 120 years, YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee has helped women, girls and families in Nashville and Middle Tennessee build safer, more self-sufficient lives. YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Our programs include Domestic Violence Services, Girls Inc., AMEND Together, Dress for Success and the Family Learning Center.  For more information and to register for the virtual rally, visit www.ywacnashville.com/stand .