Danielle Twemlow, group advocate, offered “Racism is a Public Well being Disaster” on the Jan 3, 2023, League of Ladies Voters Topeka-Shawnee County Tuesday Subjects. We’ve included highlights of the presentation beneath. The library is a accomplice with the League of Ladies Voters in sharing nonpartisan civic info.
Understanding Racism is a Public Well being Disaster
The Shawnee County Well being Division Racial Fairness Influence Evaluation Group agreed on an operational definition of structural racism. A shared language is important to handle racial fairness. Their definition acknowledges that structural racism is a basic reason for well being inequity. Structural racism normalizes cultural, institutional and private hierarchies that drawback folks of coloration, thus resulting in adversarial well being and financial situations. An necessary useful resource on this work is the Race Issues Institute, a nationwide nonprofit that works to assist teams grow to be extra race-informed and equity-focused of their work.
Taking Motion – Three Steps
- Co-Signal the Declaration – “We aren’t pointing fingers, somewhat we’re wanting on the information by way of a racial justice lens to information our work.”
- Self-Replicate – Learn the Full Declaration with the Dedication to Motion Steps
- Be a Champion – “Share the message, converse the truths, and collectively we are able to eradicate the boundaries, dismantle the systemic practices and insurance policies that perpetuate racism.”
Upcoming Tuesday Subjects
Jake Fisher from the Shawnee County Election Workplace will current on the Tue, Feb 7 Tuesday Subjects. You could attend in particular person on the library or by Zoom. Discover the Zoom hyperlink and extra info on the library’s calendar. E-mail [email protected] with any questions.