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. 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.
Panelists will include:
Dr. Natalie Achong – Yale Universitiy School of Medicine
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
Please join us on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. for a Zoom webinar. This conversation will be moderated by Earl Exum, President of WHAASCO. There will be an opportunity for Q&A with the speakers. If you have a question and would be amenable to asking it live during the webinar, please contact Jennifer at email@example.com.
To prepare for this program, please consider listening to Episode 4: How the Bad Blood Started of The New York Times The 1619 Project podcast.