YWCA Tulsa Holding Panel On Systemic Racism In Healthcare

Saturday, April 24th 2021, 8:21 am

By: News On 6


YWCA Tulsa's "Stand Against Racism" campaign is underway and Saturday's event is centered around healthcare.

Organizers say speaking out symbolically against racism and inequities with a statue or a mural isn't enough and that real change only comes from creating a space for conversation and providing tangible resources.

Director of Community Engagement Ebony Easiley says four panelists will discuss methods for reducing negative health outcomes for minorities. Topics include everything from health advocacy and financial empowerment, to racism as a social determinant, and Food insecurity. Easiley says Oklahomans must be proactive on the policy level, as well, by enlisting the help of local and state representatives.

"The panelists are definitely gonna unearth a lot of those disparities and how can we speak to those, and how can we address those, advocate and stand up for those for a system that's built not to benefit black and brown lives," said Easiley.

The panel is from 3-4 p.m. on Saturday and registration is free. For more info CLICK HERE


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