ICYMI: KCEN hosted a Community Conference: Building Collective Black Power in Healthcare featuring Black community advocates and thought-leaders Dr. Ben Danielson, Sybill Hippolyte, Danisha Jefferson-Abye, Jackie Vaughn, Ayan Musse, and more.
Community leaders elevated the need and current movement to build Black collective power in the health field particularly in Seattle: a City that boasts some of the most sophisticated, renowned hospitals and medical facilities in the world. The disparities in medical treatment received by the Black communities are appalling with COVID-19 serving as just the most recent flashlight into this dark and disturbing reality. At the conference, leaders rolled-out a suite of initial health equity solutions to combat this reality. Read on to tap-in, take action and support this work below.
Support Black Community-Owned Health Clinics
Support Black community owned health clinics like the Tubman Center for Health and Freedom (TCHF). TCHF is a community organization committed to the principles of healing and people’s liberation from systems that make us unwell. It works to advance health justice, culturally appropriate care and integrative medicine. It is a collective of community members laying the groundwork for an innovative Black community health clinic specializing in our needs.
Support Surge Reproductive Justice
Surge envisions a world where all communities are free from reproductive oppression, racism, and violence. Their values are fundamental principles that guide actions and inform organizational decisions. Surge's values foster strategies for advancing reproductive justice. These strategies may include law and policy, education and outreach, advocacy and community organizing, or other vehicles for change.