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Black Public Health in the Era of Covid-19


Black Public Health in the Era of Covid-19
A conversation with Uché Blackstock M.D.

Thursday, April 30, 2:30 PM

Dr. Uché Blackstock is the Founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity, which partners with healthcare and healthcare-related organizations to address the critical factors contributing to health inequity, through talks, workshops and consulting services.

Acknowledgments: Co-hosts: Dr. Julie E. Moody-Freeman and Juelle Daley.
Center staff: Farrad DeBerry, Jessica Williams, and Jennifer Ogwumike.
Researchers and Advisors: Dr. Lori Pierce, Angie Moody, and Deborah Holt Noel of UNC-TV, host and producer of NC Weekend and Black Issues Forum.


The Caribbean Region and Covid-19
A virtual conversation with Joy St. John M.D.

Thursday, May 7, 2:30 PM

Dr. Joy St. John is the Executive Director of CARPHA, Caribbean Public Health Agency, since July 2019. The Executive Director provides leadership and Direction to CARPHA in executing the functions laid out in the Inter- Governmental Agreement.

Acknowledgments: Co-hosts: Dr. Julie E. Moody-Freeman and Juelle Daley.
Center staff: Farrad DeBerry, Jessica Williams, and Jennifer Ogwumike. 
Researchers and Advisors: Dr. Lori Pierce, Angie Moody, and Deborah Holt Noel of UNC-TV, host and producer of NC Weekend and Black Issues Forum.


“Maintaining Health and Wellness”

A zoom conversation with Sonya Seifert, Lac & Khadijah Kysia, Lac: 

Join this virtual conversation with two practitioners of classical Chinese medicine
and herbalism for a holistic vision of how our bodies interact with the COVID-19 virus.

Wednesday, May 20, 6-7:00 PM 


Cultivating Resilience and Channeling Wisdom

A zoom conversation with Adaku Utah - teacher, organizer, healer and ritual artist

Modeled after the Mississippi Freedom schools of the 1960s, we will ground our learning in Black radical traditions, drawing specifically from Black Queer Feminist praxis to understand how we cultivate resilience within our bodies and our communities, channeling wisdom from our ancestors, plant allies, and the ecosystem of the Earth.

Thursday, May 28, 3-4:00 PM