Race Equity and Covid-19: Strengthening Community at a Time of Crisis – A Virtual Town Hall

Apr 21, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg is postponing and repurposing the previously scheduled Speakers Who Inspire lecture and luncheon featuring Dr. Jonathan Metzl to host a virtual town hall to address Racial Equity in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.

During public emergencies like this one, Black and brown residents of Pinellas County face additional risks and challenge that put them at a disadvantage for safeguarding themselves, their families and their livelihoods. The Foundation’s COVID-19 response prioritizes race equity in all interventions. This panel of experts and advisors will share insight to help avoid unnecessary disease and death in the Black community, offer resources to help soften the economic hit to businesses and nonprofits and offer strategies to spur recovery and resilience.


COVID-19 Pandemic Panel

Dr. Donna Petersen, Foundation vice chair and Dean of the College of Public Health, University of South Florida
Dr. Ulyee Choe, Director, Florida Department of Health – Pinellas County
Randall H. Russell, Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg

Economic Response Panel

Dr. Kanika Tomalin, St. Petersburg Deputy Mayor
Duggan Cooley, Pinellas Community Foundation, Tampa Bay Resiliency Fund
Watson Haynes, Pinellas County Urban League
Gypsy Gallardo, One Community Plan and The 2020 Plan
Albert Lee, Tampa Bay Black Business Investment Corporation

This event has ended.

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