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