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Let’s Talk: Conversations On Justice

March 24, 2022 @ 11:45 am


Racial Justice: Racism as a Public Health Crisis

You’re Invited to the Conversation.

With Presenting Sponsor
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This 3-part series on important and timely topics related to social justice and equity is an extension of the YWCA mission — Eliminating racism; Empowering women and girls; Promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. We kick things off with a conversation about racism as a public health crisis. You will hear from local experts and YWCA partners on the complexities and nuances of critical topics of the day and learn how you can be a voice for change right here in West Michigan. You will leave informed and have actionable steps and opportunities to work toward greater justice in communities big and small.

Session 1: Let’s Talk About Racial Justice and Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Thursday, March 24, 2022
Virtual Doors Open: 11:45 am
Livestream Event: Noon to 1:30 pm

*This is a virtual event. The link to attend will be sent upon registration.

Featured Panelists:

Tracey Brame
Associate Dean of Experiential Learning & Director of the Innocence Project
WMU Cooley Law School
Tracey Brame – Read more…

Rebecca Diffin
Director, Domestic Violence Supportive Housing Program
YWCA West Central Michigan
Rebecca Diffin – Read more…

Vanessa Greene
Grand Rapids African American Health Institute (GRAAHI)
Vanessa Greene – Read more…

Dr. Karen M. Kennedy
Primary Care Regional Medical Director
Mercy Health Physician Partners
Dr. Karen M. Kennedy, M.D. – Read more…

Lyonel LaGrone II
Equity and Compliance Coordinator-
Office of the President, Hope College &
Member, Greater Grand Rapids NAACP
Lyonel LaGrone II – Read more…

More Let’s Talk Coming Soon!

May 12, 2022
Let’s Talk About The LGBTQIA+ Community & Justice
Read more.

September 2022
Let’s Talk About Justice for Survivors

To Register

Go to: https://bit.ly/ywcaletstalkracism
Scan QR code

For More Information, Contact:
Breanne Zost, YWCA Events Coordinator

Donate Here 

No cost to attend. Donations are encouraged to support the YWCA’s critical and lifesaving work.

Special Thanks

Presenting Sponsor

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March 24, 2022
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Breanne Zost, YWCA Events Coordinator
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