Defining and Dismantling Racism as a Public Health Crisis

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Defining and Dismantling Racism as a Public Health Crisis

March 10, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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How do we define Racism as a Public Health Crisis? What are the misconceptions? How is the work changing? What does success in this space look like? Join our panelists for a discussion about Racism as a Public Health Crisis and what actions we can take in the community and as a community to dismantle racism.

Meet the panelists!

Janine R. Boyd is a pediatric speech and language pathologist turned advocate and state legislator. With almost two decades of experience in health and human services advocacy and policy as a government affairs professional, Boyd has been actively involved in Ohio’s state budget process and identifying federal opportunities on behalf of programs that serve the most vulnerable citizens.

Jenice Contreras is an established leader in small business and community and economic development, who currently serves as the Executive Director of the Northeast Ohio Hispanic Center for Economic Development, and is a member of The Center for Community Solutions’ Board of Directors. In 2021, Jenice was recognized with the SMART 50 and Progressive Woman of the Year awards by Smart Business Magazine, ande is an advocate in addressing racial diversity and representation of people of color.

Habeebah Rasheed Grimes has made serving Northeast Ohio’s most vulnerable children her life’s work. She is a sought-after public speaker, community leader, and creator of No Crystal Stair Podcast. As CEO of Positive Education Program (PEP), Habeebah leads a staff of 450 professionals committed to supporting healing in children who have experienced significant adversity and mental health challenges.

Walter Patton is a creator of Ghetto Therapy™️ , a program that is free and open to the public. Ghetto Therapy™️ offers therapy sessions that utilize all forms of therapy to heal residents from redlined and impoverished communities from generations of trauma from Reiki, traditional, sound bowl, art therapy, detox, yoga, and meditation. In 2022, his organization was awarded the Anisfield-Wolf Memorial Award Winner.


March 10, 2023
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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