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Community Conversation / Black History Month
How the 1619 Project Informs Heath Inequity and COVID-19
This annual Black History Month event with West Hartford African American Social & Cultural Organization (WHAASCO) and West Hartford Community Interactive will revisit The 1619 Project to examine how disparities in healthcare have roots in the institution of slavery.
We will begin the program with a review of The 1619 Project: Episode 4 – How The Bad Blood Started – providing history and insight regarding healthcare and race.  You are encouraged to watch the podcast of this program in advance of the conversation.
We will then have a facilitated discussion about the legacy of racism and its link to the current disparities in healthcare faced by communities of color, the well-founded skepticism toward our healthcare systems, various efforts to address the disparities and skepticism, the ways history is reflected in the effects of the current pandemic, and how we should navigate our healthcare through this pandemic.
Dr. Reginald Eadie – CEO, Trinity Health of New England
Dr. Tekisha Everette – Executive Director, Health Equity Solutions
Greg Jones – Vice President, Community Health and Engagement, Hartford Healthcare
Dr. Lynn Thomas – Retired OB-GYN and WHAASCO member
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.