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Racism: A Public Health Crisis in Contra Costa County

What pathways does Contra Costa County envision to stem the public health crisis in racism?  Be part of this Community Conversation on racism in the County and ways to remedy it in a Zoom meeting on February 18 at 4 p.m. A panel will discuss how residents can participate.

The Covid-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected health services to Black and Latinx people in Contra Costa County.  Supervisors Federal Glover and John Gioia will discuss this and other issues raised in “Declaring Racism as a Public Health Crisis,” a resolution unanimously passed by the Board of Supervisors.

Joining them on the panel to talk about changes the County is making to end racism in its health services are:

  • Anna Roth, Director of Contra Costa County Health Department
  • Gilbert Salinas, Contra Costa Health Department Chief Equity Officer
  • Doug Leich, Multi-Faith Action Coalition

Shanelle Scales Preston, elected member of the Pittsburg City Council, will moderate the panel.

Register for the Zoom program:  https://ccclib.bibliocommons.com/events/6011ae3b88fc5a24007eba38

Questions will be taken from the Chat feature during the program. Early questions can be submitted to:  david.greene@library.cccounty.us

Program will be posted on YouTube soon after it is recorded:  https://www.youtube.com/c/leagueofwomenvotersofdiablovalley and also on https:/www.youtube.com/user/thecclib

The program will end at 5:30 p.m. The League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley and the Contra Costa County Library are co-sponsors of the event.

For more information, contact Program@LWVDV.org

Download the flyer: 2021FebRacismCCCFlyer