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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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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Racism is a Public Health Crisis

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Written by Lynn Luu With the 2021 Stand Against Racism event coming up on April 22, we wanted to introduce this year’s topic: Addressing Racism as a Public Health Crisis. The global impact the COVID-19 pandemic has empowered community organizations to frame racism as a public health crisis. It is important to consider the power …

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