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Disinfecting Misinformation: COVID-19 Health Officials Panel

29 Apr 2020 10:58 AM | Communications Committee (Administrator)

Image of panelists with names.Join the UMD NAACP and the Duluth NAACP Health and Environmental Equity Committee as we listen in LIVE to local BIPOC Health Professionals about COVID-19 facts. This event will be live streamed on our social media channels (@NAACPatUMD and shared to @DuluthNAACP) on Thursday, April 30, 630PM-8PM from a Zoom webinar and recorded for later showings on WDSE. Community members will have an opportunity (and are encouraged) to ask questions (in real time) via Facebook live feed.

Speakers include Arne Vainio, MD, Dr. Glenn Simmons Jr., Charity Reynolds, MD, Nomcebo Nkosi MEd, LPC, Verna Thorton, MD and Mary Owen, MD. Special thanks to consultation from Pathologist Dr. Jeff Bailey. Topics of discussion include defining COVID-19, racism and health disparities, cultural practices in the pandemic, keeping our communities safe, mental wellness and coping, myths and misinformation, and how we move forward as a community.

Facilitators include Azrin Awal, president of the UMD College Chapter of the NAACP and Janet Kennedy, Vice President and Health Committee Chair of the Duluth NAACP. Special thanks to the Northland Foundation for financial support of our Duluth Branch NAACP COVID-19 initiatives.

When: Thursday, April 30, 2020 630-8PM via Zoom & Facebook Live Stream

Media Contact: Azrin Awal at awalx002@d.umn.edu and Janet Kennedy at health@duluthnaacp.org or 218-341-6113.