Can interfaith leadership foster greater equity for the health of communities of color? Racial inequities exist in American healthcare, with devastating effects on Black and brown communities. From disproportionate rates of infection and death in the pandemic, to chronic illness, maternal mortality, and mental health care, our nation will not be well until racial health disparities are addressed. Interfaith leaders have a radar screen for religious identity, taking seriously how one's worldview informs understandings of life and death and healing. Join field leaders to explore the relationship between worldview, race and health.
Moderated by Janice D'souza, a policy and qualitative researcher with a focus on sexual reproductive health and religion. She is an Evaluation Coordinator with the NYC Department of Health.
Shaunesse’ Jacobs is a native of Shreveport, LA who is currently in her third year of PhD program at Boston University School of Theology. She is specifically engaging with the public health crisis of black maternal mortality and anti-Asian sentiment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kamilah A. Pickett is racial equity trainer, public health advocate, artist and abolitionist. She has focused her professional career advocating at the intersections of health, race and justice and is particularly passionate about nurturing the physical, mental, social and spiritual wellness of the Black Muslim communities that have nurtured her.
Kimberly T. Arnold, PhD, MPH is a National Institute of Mental Health Postdoctoral Fellow in mental health services research, implementation science, and academic-community partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Mental Health. She is a board member of the Black Church Food Security Network.
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