Shedding the Shame


Shedding the Shame: How Social Issues Disproportionately Impact the Health and Wellness of African Americans

Date and Time

Saturday, February 12, 2022 1:00 pm EST


Zoom Webinar

Event Type




This virtual discussion follows the 2022 Black History Month theme of “Black Health and Wellness” highlighting how the African American community can practice activities and rituals to uplift and empower themselves through health and wellness.

As the American political climate has shifted in the last few years, social issues such as racism, poverty and violence have impacted the livelihood and future of the Black family, most notably youth.

In an effort to highlight and eradicate these systemic barriers, we will host an intergenerational discussion in partnership with The Cincinnati (OH) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated featuring medical experts and youth in the community on how to extend life expectancy against the backdrop of social issues to prevent illnesses such as chronic kidney failure, diabetes and high blood pressure.

Panelists will share data and solutions to decrease the odds of tragic life outcomes that African American families face due to lack of resources and accessibility to healthcare. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with an internist, pediatrician and clinical psychologist to address what disparities youth and their families are facing and how they can become a part of healing and building stronger, healthier communities starting from within their bodies.

This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required:

Partners: Cincinnati (OH) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and the Black K.A.R.E. Initiative

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