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Jun 17

Connecting through Crisis: Isolated but Stronger Together

June 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Join the Triangle Association of Black Social Workers for a symposium regarding COVID-19 on June 17th, 2020, from 1-3PM EST.

While COVID-19 continues to impact our entire nation, Black people across the Diaspora are disproportionately affected. This pandemic continues to show us just how deeply institutionalized the barriers are that create massive health, racial and economic inequities. For Black social workers, the work is even more challenging as we engage and serve our own devastated communities. This symposium will provide updates on the state of Black America and COVID-19, present facts and dispel myths on the virus’ transmission, and feature a panel of Black social workers who work in child welfare, healthcare, education, homelessness, and faith communities. The event will close with a presentation and discussion of the humanistic approach to living in harmony and next steps. Please join us!

You will receive a Zoom link for the symposium on the morning of June 17th, 2020.

Symposium Presenters:

Richard Watkins, PhD- UNC Chancellor’s Science Scholar Program & Founder of Science Policy Action Network

Valerie Haywood, MSW, LCSW- Urban Ministries

Kennetra Irby Brackett,M.Div, MSW, LCSW- Transitions Life Care & Minister at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church

Krystal Harris, MSW- Durham County Department of Social Services Child Welfare Division

Chenita Rountree, LCSW, LCAS- UNC Rex Healthcare

Pachovia Kimes-Lovett, MSW- North Carolina School Social Work Consultant

Aminifu R. Harvey, MSW, DSW- Speaker/ Lecturer/Trainer