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Coming up on Connections: Monday, January 11

Jan 11, 2021

First hour: Governor Cuomo's State of the State Address

Second hour: Previewing Action for a Better Community's conference, "Racism as a Public Health Crisis - Attacking the Two Pandemics"

The first hour of Connections is preempted by Governor Cuomo's State of the State Address.

Then in our second hour, leaders at Action for a Better Community are gearing up to host a conference on racism, health, and the pandemic. It's called "Racism as a Public Health Crisis - Attacking the Two Pandemics." The multi-day virtual event kicks off this week. Speakers will address how to heal communities, how to boost hurting economies, and how to help families thrive during a global pandemic that is widening disparities in health, wealth, and justice. We preview the conference this hour with our guests:

  • Jerome Underwood, president and CEO of Action for a Better Community, and member of the Greater Rochester Black Agenda Group
  • Melanie Funchess, member of the Greater Rochester Black Agenda Group, and member of the Black Healers Network
  • Simeon Banister, vice president of community programs at the Rochester Area Community Foundation, and member of the Greater Rochester Black Agenda Group
  • Matthew Kuhlenbeck, president and CEO of the Greater Rochester Health Foundation