Stand Against Racism 2021 – Recap

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for YWCA Spokane’s annual courageous conversation. Last Thursday, April 22nd, we held Stand Against Racism 2021: Addressing Racism as a Public Health Crisis. There were performances of rap, song, and spoken word by local artists and a panel of experts in the field of nursing and public health. …

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A Stand Against Racism Reflection

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for YWCA Spokane’s annual courageous conversation. On April 22nd, we held Stand Against Racism 2021: Addressing Racism as a Public Health Crisis. There were performances of rap, song, and spoken word by local artists and a panel of experts in the field of nursing and public health. The …

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Take Action

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Keep Up The Momentum After Stand Against Racism Today, we held our annual Stand Against Racism event where we engaged in open, honest dialog with Spokane community members about racial and social justice issues. Over 400 Spokane community members registered to join our free, virtual event, and many expressed that they plan to watch the …

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Racism and Public Health Today

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The conversation on racism as a public health crisis is long overdue. Beyond conversation, we need action and justice. Structural racism continues to impact social determinants of health today. Racially discriminatory governing policies and practices contribute to social, economic, and health inequities that people of color face today. For instance, evidence of these inequities is …

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History of Racism and Public Health

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Public health is impacted by systemic and institutional racism. Racism is ingrained in our systems, policies, and norms. Recognizing racism as a public health crisis requires a historical lens to help us understand how we got to where we are today. As we learned in the blog Racism is a Public Health Crisis, racism is …

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