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In order to dismantle social injustices, we must first understand them. Join Dr. Naa-Solo Tettey (Professor of Public Health and Creator of HeartSmarts), Rashad Robinson (President of Color of Change), and Stephanie L. Young (Managing Director for Culture, Communications & Media Partnerships at When We All Vote) for a conversation about the history of racism and its effect on the systems that impact our lives. Learn more about the history of inherent racism and how we can help dismantle social injustice. This panel will be moderated by Shadé Akande, Meetup’s VP of People.
Introductions (5 mins)
Conversation on social injustice (45 mins)
Q&A session (10 mins)
About the panelists:
Dr. Naa-Solo Tettey - Professor of Public Health and Creator of HeartSmarts
HeartSmarts aims to improve cardiovascular health disparities. Dr. Tettey is considered an expert in faith-based health education and has been featured in The New York Times, ABC News, and The Harlem Times. She holds a Doctorate in Health and Behavior Studies with a concentration in Health Education from Columbia University, a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, and an MBA in Health Care Administration. She is also a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES®). Dr. Tettey is a member of The Office of Minority Health Professorial Advisory Council (PAC) and The Research Group on Disparities in Health at Columbia University’s Teachers College.
Rashad Robinson - President of Color of Change
Color Of Change is a leading online racial justice organization. Driven by millions of members working to build political and cultural power for Black communities, Color Of Change is creating a more human and less hostile world for all people in America.
Rashad has led the organization in developing cutting-edge strategies to accelerate reform in the criminal justice system and win justice for its victims, increase electoral participation, cut off corporate support for right-wing organizations, and change the representation of Black people and social issues in news and entertainment media.
Stephanie L. Young - Managing Director for Culture, Communications & Media Partnerships at When We All Vote
When we all vote is a non-partisan voting initiative launched by Michelle Obama. She has over 12 years of strategic communications and public engagement experience ranging from the Obama White House, political campaigns, House Democratic Leadership and leading television networks, BET and NBC Cable Ent. Stephanie resides in Brooklyn, NY.
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(Photo L-R: Dr. Naa-Solo Tettey, Professor of Public Health and Creator of HeartSmarts, Rashad Robinson, President of Color of Change, and Stephanie L. Young, Managing Director for Culture, Communications & Media Partnerships at When We All Vote)