Mayor Muriel Bowser, featured guest, July 9th at 7:00 p.m. EDT
All are invited to view the webinar by registering in advance at the link: https://bit.ly/OurHealthWebinar
Black women spend a lifetime providing for the needs of others while neglecting their own need for self-care. In light of heightened racism and the COVID-19 crisis, Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI), the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. (NCBW), and EBONY have launched a joint initiative addressing the health of Black women.
Through a series of webinars titled, Our Health, Our Community: Mobilizing the Survival of Black Women Beyond COVID-19, in addition to policy recommendations and a practical guide, BWHI, NCBW and EBONY hope to raise awareness around the roots of health disparities and provide access to information and resources that promote healthy behaviors and safe environments for them.
This webinar, the second in the series, takes place on Thursday, July 9th at 7:00 p.m. EDT hosted by Black Women’s Health Imperative, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., and EBONY. All are invited to view the webinar by registering in advance at the link: https://bit.ly/OurHealthWebinar
A dynamic discussion moderated by Emmy award-winning journalist and WUSA-9 anchor Lesli Foster will include featured guest Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington D.C. and panelists:
- Virginia Harris, President, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.
- Linda Goler Blount, President & CEO, Black Women's Health Imperative
- Dr. LaQuanda Nesbitt, Director, District of Columbia Department of Health
- Kim D. Saunders, President & CEO, National Bankers Association
- Tammy Boyd, Chief Policy Officer & Counsel, Black Women’s Health Imperative
- Ayris Scales, President, Metro D.C. Chapter of NC100BW
- Rev. Shavon Arline-Bradley, Founder R.E.A.C.H. Beyond Solutions, LLC
- Candice Tolliver Burns, Friendship Public Charter Network
“At the conclusion of this initiative, we will release a post-recovery pandemic guide that will not only focus on the impacts of COVID-19, it will highlight Black women who survived death, financial loss, and individual hardship,” said Linda Goler Blount, President & CEO, BWHI. “The final part of the guide, Surviving and Thriving in America During COVID-19: A Guide for Black Women, will position the long-term resiliency and strength of Black women as one of the reasons why we have been historically able to navigate through some of the worst conditions and circumstances to lead our families and communities.”
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