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Race Matters 2017 Series
October 13, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
PANEL DISCUSSION: HEALTH EQUITY
This event will provide attendees with a context, analysis and framework on the various levels and forms of power; offer a safe space for participants to deeply examine the impact that racism has had in their educational experience; and to build cross-cultural alliances based on mutual understanding and respect of differences, while working towards a common purpose and goal of working towards health equity in Marin County.
Dr. Grant Colfax, Director, Marin County Health and Human Services Department
Dr. Mitesh Popat, Associate CEO, Marin Community Clinic (Pending)
JayVon Muhammad, Chief Executive Officer, Marin City Health and Wellness Center
Dr. Suzanne Tavano, Director, Marin County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Division
Attendees will be able to:
- Identify at least two (2) strategies or actions that are working towards health equity in Marin County and beyond.
- Describe barriers to health equity because of racism (implicit or structural) at various levels and forms in U.S. society.
RACE MATTERS: AN EDUCATIONAL AND DIALOGUE SERIES
Race Matters is a series of discussions to provide a shared space for understanding, establishing and strengthening cross-cultural alliances—through dialogue and education among black, brown and white people. The goal is to engage all Marin County residents in working towards community strategies and solutions that reduce racial disparities and inequities in Marin’s healthcare, education, criminal justice, economic, and environmental housing systems.
It is widely known how racism has affected, and continues to impact, people of color in all segments of our society. Race Matters explores ways that white people have been hurt and separated from the conversation about race. We seek to engage all who are interested in being full participants, allies and partners towards racial justice.
In September and October 2017, various communities throughout Marin will host panel discussions on topics as seen through the lens of race:
Each conversation and educational presentation will bring a diverse panel of subject matter experts who will provide their professional and personal perspectives and insights based on current evidence-based research, information and historical context. Each topic of conversation and presentation will last approximately two hours and take place at different locations, days and times of the week.
- United Marin Rising
- Health & Wellness Campus
3240 Kerner Blvd
San Rafael, CA United States + Google Map
For additional information or to suggest a new event, please email us. Unless otherwise specified, events are free and all are welcome!