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"Is Inequality Bad for Our Health?": 2017 Bonnyman Symposium Looks at Race and Public Health

November 1, 2017

In 2015, the infant mortality rate was more than twice as high among blacks than among white non-Hispanics. What contributes to this and other health disparities, and what can we do about it? Explore these issues at the Third Annual Anne Berry Bonnyman Symposium:  "Is Inequality Bad for Our Health?" and develop specific ways we can create positive change in our community.

Learn from expert speakers and preachers about the inequities that people of color face in accessing health care and in receiving quality care in a complex health care system. Explore the issues in discussion groups, and develop concrete steps that people of faith can take to create positive change. The event's activities span over two days.

Saturday, Nov. 11, 8:30 - 1 p.m, Trinity Church

Activities include a keynote speech delivered by Chairman Sánchez and facilitated breakout sessions to explore race, class and health in relation to...

  • Access to healthcare and services
  • Impacts of health care legislation
  • Faith and spirit in personal and systemic well-being
  • Wellness and healthy choices
  • Racism as trauma
  • Violence as a public health issue

To register to attend, click here.

Join us on Sunday morning, November 12 at Trinity Church for speakers and music, including:

  • 9 a.m.: Holy Eucharist service with sermon by Bishop Royster

  • 10:15 a.m.: Address by Dr. Nancy Krieger

  • 11:15 a.m.: Morning Prayer service with sermon by Bishop Royster

  • 3:00 p.m.:  World Music Concert by Northern Harmony

No RSVP for November 12 events is necessary.

To connect with the latest news and discussion, visit the Symposium Facebook event.