Health Justice in Action: Durham’s Response to COVID-19

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Just months ago, “social distancing” and “stay-at-home order” were not commonly used phrases. Now, many of us are changing our behavior to protect ourselves and our loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the pandemic has progressed, we have all been affected in different ways. Although the virus itself does not discriminate, existing disparities have become even more apparent over … Read More

How Gentrification is Changing Faith-Based Community Engagement

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The 2019 Black Communities Conference hosted a panel discussion titled Authentically Engage Black Communities through Faith-Based Organizations this past September.   The discussion focused on the importance of recognizing and leveraging assets in faith-based institutions to improve community well-being. Deitre Epps, CEO and Founder at Race for Equity, LLC,  facilitated the panel discussion with Dedreana Freeman, co-founder of  Episcopalians United Against Racism, and Georie Bryant, Reynolds Chapman, and Rev. Dr. M Keith Daniel, Durham Cares, Inc. Each of the panelists shared their faith-based experiences while living in … Read More

Remembering MaryAnn Black

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MaryAnn Black, a social worker, legislator, and member of the Healthy Durham 20/20 convening group, has passed away at age 76. MaryAnn was one of the leaders who spearheaded the formation of Healthy Durham 20/20, part of a lifetime of service to the Durham community. Learn more about MaryAnn’s career and accomplishments here. Her passing has occasioned a flood of … Read More