October 23, 2016
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Free Public Forum on Race and Health in America from City of Phoenix


            A free public Healing Racism forum, “Race and Health in America: A Matter of Life and Death,” will be from to Thursday, Oct. 15, at the city of Tempe Council Chambers,

31 E. Fifth St., Tempe

The forum will offer ideas concerning the complex issues surrounding health inequities and how health disparities continue to impact the quality and duration of one’s life.  The panel will discuss the concept of “ethnostress” and how it impacts people of color.

Panel members include RJ Shannon, Arizona Department of Health Services; Dr. Rodgers M. Wilson, Arizona Department of Health Services; Dr. Manuel Medina, TERROS; and a representative from SouthwestInterdisciplinaryResearchCenter.     

Jacque Starks, diversity coordinator for the Employee and Organizational Learning Team, Maricopa County Community College District, and Ginny Belousek, diversity specialist for the city of Tempe, will facilitate the program.

The event, part of an ongoing Healing Racism series of community conversations that explores various aspects of race and racism, is hosted by the Phoenix Human Relations Commission, Arizona State University, Maricopa County Community College District, Maricopa County Diversity Office and city of Tempe.

            For more information or to request disability accommodations, call 480-350-8979. To RSVP call 480-731-8211 or visit www.maricopa.edu/diversity/calendar/healing_racism_reg_form.html.

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