The COVID-19 pandemic is a global event, but it is not impacting every population or community in the same way. Inequitable access to healthcare, childcare and other services means not everyone is in the same state of emergency. Throughout history, disease outbreaks have highlighted structural inequities based on race, ethnicity, ability, socio-economic status and other social identities. So what does that mean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in our institutions? What does it look like to lead with our values? In this webinar we will:
- Discuss the disproportionate impact of pandemics on marginalized communities
- Examine the challenges of DEI work in a remote environment with stakeholders/staff
- Identify opportunities for improvement in DEI practice based on lessons we’re learning now
Krista Rowe, CTF, is Event Garde's Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion. Krista has extensive experience providing consulting, technical assistance, facilitating workshops and trainings on Health Equity and Social Justice. Krista holds a BA in Community Advocacy and Governance from Michigan State University and is certified In Technology of Participation (ToP) facilitation methods. Krista’s pronouns are she/her/hers.
James Bell III has developed a practice trajectory in health disparities and inequities emphasizing the policy context and health outcomes of African-Americans. James Bell III, DSW-C, MSW is a State Assistant Administrator within the Michigan Dept. of Health and Human Services. James's pronouns are he/him/his.
Aaron Wolowiec, CEO & Founder