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About This Event

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You can support a local, Black women owned, independent bookseller by ordering/purchasing Weathering any time for $30 plus tax from Source Booksellers in Detroit.  Go to: to order.  At this time we will have a limited number of books for purchase at the event.



You are welcome to bring your own lunch or head out into Royal Oak to grab a bite.  We are also offering lunch, which must be pre-ordered at registration, as noted below from a local Deli.


Choices are:  Ample 1/2 sandwich from Oak House Deli       

1. Turkey Reuben: turkey; coleslaw; swiss cheese; Russian dressing on rye bread. Served with: Fresh veggie salad: Romaine lettuce, tomato, cucumber,croutons with Italian dressing on the side; and bag of potato chips  $11.   OR
2. Vegan Turkey Reuben:  vegan turkey; vegan coleslaw; vegan swiss; vegan Russian dressing on rye bread (also vegan)  Served with: Fresh veggie salad: Romaine lettuce, tomato, cucumber, croutons (vegan) with Italian dressing (vegan) on side and bag of potato chips  $11
Water, coffee, and tea provided. Other types of beverages available in vending machines





Dr. Arline T. Geronimus Sc.D., Professor, Health Behavior & Health Education; Associate Director & Research Professor, Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan.


Breakout Sessions

 “Environmental Justice -  Protecting Our Air and Water” with Sen. Stephanie Chang


“Community Gun Violence, Trauma and Health”  with Jon Gold and Mia Reid


“Critical Race Theory” with Dr. Jay Marks


“The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences”   with Dr. Keyon Payton


“Racial Health Disparities in Michigan” with LaRonda Chastang

 “Maternal Health Inequities” with Dr. Chiquita Berg

“Increasing Our Awareness about How We (and Others) Enter Conversations about Race” with Jess Pasionek




Conference Schedule


8:00 - 8:55     Registration and coffee/bagels  (4th floor)


9:00 - 9:15    Opening, ground rules and welcome


9:15 - 10:15   Keynote - Dr. Geronimus


10:25 - 11:25   Breakout Sessions

11:35 - 12:35   Breakout Sessions


12:35 - 1:45   LUNCH ALL


1:45 - 2:45   Breakout Sessions


3:00 - 4: 00   Breakout Sessions


4:00 - 4:30    Close of conference and open discussion on Weathering and the Impact of Racism on Health

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