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Health Equity Advocacy Summit Series

The Health Equity Advocacy Summit Series is a four-month series of interactive training, discussions and presentations with national and Colorado-based leaders beginning on Aug. 11. The summits will provide opportunities for you to engage with other community members to advance policy, change the narrative and promote healing towards action. The speakers and topics in this series are being overseen by the members of the Health Equity Advocacy (HEA) Cohort. In this series, presenters will:

  • Examine modern-day racism;
  • Share the latest updates on statewide policy wins and continuing challenges; and
  • Discuss a new narrative to heal and move towards action.

Featured presenters include:

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 5:30 – 8 p.m. MST 
Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr.: “America is Changing. Are You Ready?”
Dr. Moore founded The Privilege Institute, which engages people in research, education, action and leadership through workshops, conferences, publications and collaborative partnerships and relationships. This session challenges participants to examine their own biases, behaviors and belief systems. Additionally, they will learn how to take action against hatred, bigotry, privilege and oppression. We need more leaders for social justice and equity across America. Do you have the skills and ability to lead? Register here for this event.
 
Friday, Aug. 21, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. MST 
john a. powell: “Building Communities of Belonging in the Face of Othering”
As director of the Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley, john a. powell brings together stakeholders to identify and eliminate the barriers to an inclusive, just and sustainable society in order to create transformative change. This session will dive into the conversation of his most recent book, Racing to Justice: Transforming our Conceptions of Self and Other to Build an Inclusive SocietyRegister here for this event.

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 5:30 – 8 p.m. MST
Akaya Windwood: “Exploring the State of the Possible”
Akaya is internationally recognized for elevating the effectiveness of leadership and collaboration in the nonprofit and social benefit sectors. Her vision for our global community includes infusing a sense of purpose, delight and wonder into everything we do. She will be offering her perspective on patriarchy, hierarchy, race, the future of the planet, climate change, being a woman and where to source our wisdom. Register here for this event.

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Bookmark this website and check back in the future, or sign up here to be notified by email. For more information on the Health Equity Advocacy Summit Series, please contact Kevin Fong.This series is sponsored by The Colorado Trust and the Colorado Health Foundation.

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