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“It has been just over a year since the extrajudicial killing of George Floyd and the ensuing wave of resistance against systemic racism. Since then, our health care system has also experienced a major reckoning of historical and contemporary racial inequities faced by people who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Color. Over the past year, many health care organizations have worked to improve diversity, equity, inclusion and engagement (DEIE) efforts internally to support the wellbeing of staff and to address health equity and health disparities among clients.
What have been your experiences during this time as affected communities build resilience to long-sustained inequities and social injustice? Join us in an open discussion, “Sustaining the Momentum: Reflecting on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Engagement Efforts” on Tuesday, June 22 from 2 – 3 p.m. ET, to hear from renowned health equity and racial justice experts. Participants are strongly encouraged to share their own DEIE-related successes and barriers they have faced over the past year as well as their plans for the future.
This session will feature expert panelists, including:
• Amelia Roeschlein, DSW, MA, LMFT, Consultant, Trauma Informed Services, National Council for Mental Wellbeing
• Aaron Williams, MA, Integrated Care Consultant, National Council for Mental Wellbeing
• Terence Fitzgerald, PhD, EdM, MSW, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Children Youth and Families, USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
• Pierluigi Mancini, PhD, president, Multicultural Development Institute, Inc.”