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Race, Equity, and Advocacy: A Virtual Health Spot


Social workers and social work students value social justice, and our community consistently engages in activism all over the world and at all levels. They donate time, expertise, and funding and commit to continuing the fight against injustices to create far-reaching and long-term change. 

Over the past several weeks, protests have justifiably increased in opposition to systemic racism. Conversation and action need to continue long after protests are over. To that end, Tulane University School of Social Work Elk Place Health Spot is hosting a two-hour online event to present information on race, equity, and advocacy in our community.

On Thursday June 18, 2020 from 10 to 12 pm, listen to individuals representing various organizations speak about the ways to continue this momentum. The event is free, online, and open to the public. Registration is required at this link.

Presenters include:

  • Barbara Major with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond
  • Karléh Wilson with the Fair Housing Initiative
  • Ursula Price New Orleans Worker's Center For Racial Justice
  • Sade Dumas with the Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition
  • Stephanie Brown Jackson, MSW, with the National Association of Black Social Workers
  • Patrick Bordnick, PhD, MPH with the Tulane School of Social Work
  • Nubian OmiSayade Sun, PhD, LCSW, with the Center for Resilient Individuals, Families, and Communities (CRIFC)
  • Reverend Torin Sanders, PhD with the Southern University School of Social Work

As racism negatively impacts health and wellbeing for Black communities, this presentation of equity and advocacy is intrinsic to the purpose of the Elk Place Health Spot. Started in June 2017, the Elk Place Health Spot is a community service of the Tulane University School of Social Work and connects local organizations with individuals and each other to share information and resources that improve physical and mental health. 

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Please RSVP via the web at https://tulane.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nV3nQ1JdQcWXAXLQ-n-G7Q or

Tickets are Not required