Event Details
Event Title Race, Law Enforcement, and Black Males: Actions Required to Shift the Paradigm
Location Webinar
Sponsor NC TraCS (Translational and Clinical Sciences) Institute: NIH CTSA at UNC-CH
Date/Time 06/17/2020 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
For more information, contact the event administrator: Daniel Nuttall daniel_nuttall@med.unc.edu
Sorry, no sessions are available

The escalation of events igniting recent civil unrest highlights the economic, health care, social, and criminal justice disparities that Black Americans and racial minorities experience daily across the U.S. Many medical associations and health science scholars, now more than ever, openly echo this undeniable truth: racism is a public health issue. UNC-Chapel Hill's North Carolina Translational Clinical and Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute agrees and seeks to participate in raising consciousness for action that addresses systematic racism.

Please join NC TraCS' Community and Stakeholder Engagement (CaSE) Program Director Lori Carter-Edwards, PhD, MPH, and five guest speakers for a discussion on race in the United States. Throughout the event, our speakers will acknowledge the challenges brought by racism and describe experiences Black males live through that others do not. They will also identify the strengths and importance of law enforcement, and share strategies anyone can take to support the relationship between Black males and law enforcement. Attendees will have an opportunity to engage in self-reflection, participate in the discussion, and identify constructive actions each can take to be part of a necessary paradigm shift.

This event is co-sponsored by the UNC-Chapel Hill Office for Diversity and Inclusion.

This event will be held via Zoom and you will recieve the Zoom link in an email upon registration.

Facilitated by:

Lori Carter-Edwards, PhD, MPH

                   Director, CaSE Program at NC TraCS

                   Associate Professor, Public Health Leadership Program, UNC Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health


Jayne Morgan, MD

Director of Innovation, Piedmont Physician Enterprise

Piedmont Healthcare, Atlanta, GA

Mother of CNN Journalist and Correspondent, Omar Jimenez, arrested In Minneapolis, MN while covering the aftermath of the death of George Floyd


Wes Bellamy, EdD

National Public Policy Chairman, 100 Black Men of America

Former Vice-Mayor of Charlottesville, VA

Current Political Science Department Chairman at Virginia State University

Founder and Co-Chairman of the Black Millennial Political Convention


Rev. James D. Gailliard

Pastor of Word Tabernacle Church in Rocky Mount, NC

Representative of the North Carolina General Assembly, District 25

UNC-Chapel Hill Police Chief David Perry

A Representative from the Orange County, NC Sheriff's Office

This conversation marks the launch of a multi-part training series centered around structural racism and implicit and explicit bias, hosted by the Community and Stakeholder Engagement (CaSE) Program at NC TraCS. Stay tuned for future training dates, beginning in July 2020. 

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