A Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative
Justice is a journey. By introducing topics from experts in varying fields, we can come together to learn and create the change that will make our community a more equitable and just place for all. We are by no means the experts, but we hope that by raising once marginalized voices, history, and stories we can inspire you to engage more deeply with the work of dismantling systemic racism and inequity – both within and outside yourself.
Pride leadership: Breaking through barriers
June 9, 2021 | 12:00-1:30 PM EST
Join us this Pride Month as we come together to honor and celebrate a group of trailblazing local leaders who each identify as LGBTQAI+! Our panelists include Tammi Wortham, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Sun Life, Cheryl Katon, Vice President of Resource Development and Donor Engagement for Fenway Health, James Vamboi, Jr, Chief of Staff, Community & Culture at the Boston Ujima Project, Catherine D’Amato, President and CEO of the Greater Boston Food Bank, and Marty Martinez, Chief of the Mayor’s Office of Health and Human Services for the City of Boston.
Answers and Uncertainty: Exploring Vaccine Equity
April 12, 2021 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST
At our next United for Justice webinar, a nationally-recognized panel of experts at the intersection of medicine, public health policy and community activism will come together to explore all things related to vaccine equity. Led by activist Michael A. Curry, this webinar will unpack the long history of systemic racism in medical culture, why a deep legacy of medical system mistrust exists in BIPOC communities, and what we can do to combat misinformation at this critical juncture. Renowned physicians Sree Chaguturu, MD (CVS Health) and Thea James, MD (Boston University) bring their scientific lens with Rita Nieves, RN, MPH, LICSW, Executive Director of the Boston Public Health Commission and Michael A. Curry, Esq, CEO of the Massachusetts Association of Community Health Centers lending their insight from the community. Learn more about the speakers here. Plus, bring your questions on all things COVID-19 vaccine and stay tuned until the end for a live Q&A with the experts!
STRENGTH & RESILIENCE ACROSS GENERATIONS
March 30, 2021 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST
In honor of Women’s History Month, United Way board members and Marian L. Heard scholars sat down for an intergenerational conversation on intersectional identities, success and “failure” and what it takes to thrive as a both a career and family woman in 2021.
WHERE #BLM MEETS #METOO
February 18, 2021 | 12:00-1:30 PM EST
In our first webinar, we’ll be exploring the intersection of racial and gender justice with Dr. Jean-Charles from Boston College, moderated by Bithiah Carter. Bring your questions and stay tuned until the end for a live Q&A!