Creating Advocates of Change: Racial Justice and Equity

August 24, 2020

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Date Aired: 08/20/2020
Duration: 60 minutes
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AARP North Carolina - Mountain Region aims to "walk the talk" on issues of racial justice. We will start through deep and active listening. AARP's CEO Jo Ann Jenkins said it clearly in her statement on racial injustice and disparities: “The incidents of racial violence and COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on people of color are not random, but instead are the result of inequality due to a lack of social, economic, and political opportunities. Discrimination of any kind corrodes our communities and our society from the inside out.”

With the help of our friends at Asheville Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement (ABIPA), we will listen to our community leaders to become more informed and educated on issues of systemic racism in western North Carolina. We will work to become advocates of change in our neighborhoods and circles of influence to reduce inequity and injustice that have negatively impacted our brothers and sisters of color. Join us to listen to our community’s leadership to realize your role in the movement for equity. This is a free event with RSVP.

Featured Speaker(s): Kathey Avery, RN, BSN, Sophie Dixon, Dolly Jenkins-Mullen, PhD, Libby Kyles, Sharon West, PhD

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