In February of this year, Virginia became the first southern state to declare racism a public health crisis. This resolution, sponsored by Delegate Lashrecse Aird (D-Petersburg), is a significant step for a state built on the legacy of the Confederacy and segregationist policy. Virginia joins 181 cities and counties and 7 states in declaring racism a public health crisis.
The Institute for Public Health Innovation is proud to partner with Voices for Virginia’s Children and the Virginia Public Health Association to present a webinar series that will explore the background, context, and future for this resolution.
Please join us for part 1 “Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis in Virginia” of our webinar series “Racism is a Public Health Crisis.” More details will come soon for future webinars.
Event Details – “Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis in Virginia”
When: April 16, 2021, 12 – 1:30 PM
To register, click HERE.
Key Speakers: Delegate Lashrecse Aird ,VA House of Delegates; Cynthia Hudson, Chair of the Commission to Examine Racial Inequity in Virginia Law; Tina Stevens, Councilwoman for Stephens City, VA; and Chloe Edwards, Policy Analyst, Voices for Virginia’s Children.
The event flyer can be found: HERE.
- June: “The National Landscape and Next Steps for Virginia”
- August: “Community Perspectives on Racism as a Public Health Crisis”
- October: “From Declaration to Action”
The flyer for these events can be found HERE. Please feel free to share it widely within your network!
For additional questions, please contact Senior Program Manager Rebecca Epstein at [email protected].