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Racism is and will always be a public health crisis

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

614 Magazine – July 2020  |  Article  | America has an abhorred and sustained tradition of using violence to silence Black Americans and promote white supremacy; and it’s critically important to acknowledge the historical and ongoing traumas of state-sanctioned racism. Black communities have endured endless campaigns of exploitation, terroristic violence and police brutality, mass incarceration,… Continue Reading Racism is and will always be a public health crisis

Voices for Change: Christie Angel

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Spectrum News 1 Ohio |  Video Segment  | Spectrum News 1 brings you our Voices for Change series, where activists, leaders, and community members share what has brought them to action and how addressing racial discrimination will create a better world for everyone. Columbus YWCA President and CEO Christie Angel says that tearing down systems… Continue Reading Voices for Change: Christie Angel

I Have It. I Have Been Socialized Into It. So What Am I Going To Do To Act Against It?

Monday, June 29, 2020

Columbus Navigator  |  Article  | A Conversation About Systemic Racism With YWCA Columbus. At such an important time in America and in our city, we believe that having uncomfortable conversations about systemic racism and then turning those conversations into action is crucial. We invited YWCA Columbus, specifically Caroline Woliver, the Director of Leadership and Social… Continue Reading I Have It. I Have Been Socialized Into It. So What Am I Going To Do To Act Against It?

Naming Is The First Step: The Power Of Franklin County’s Declaration Of Racism As A Public Health Crisis

Friday, June 12, 2020

Forbes.com  |  Article  |  Franklin County, Ohio’s most populous, declared racism to be a public health crisis last month. The Declaration emerged from years of work understanding the root causes of the county’s poverty levels, and disproportionate challenges facing the county’s citizens who identify as black, indigenous, and people of color. Milwaukee County made a… Continue Reading Naming Is The First Step: The Power Of Franklin County’s Declaration Of Racism As A Public Health Crisis