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.
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.