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Why Should I Take the COVID-19 Vaccine? | April 20

Black, Indigenous and other people of color (BIPOC) communities have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. And these communities don’t necessarily see their concerns, interests and needs reflected in the vaccine distribution plan and communications efforts.

YWCA Minneapolis, YWCA St. Paul and Children’s Minnesota are joining together for a special event to help communities learn more about the vaccine to make informed decisions for themselves and their families.

Join us to hear about the history of medical mistrust in communities of color, listen to candid personal stories about panelists’ choice on taking the vaccine, and learn science-based information to help you make an informed decision on whether or not to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

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This event is a part of YWCA USA’s Stand Against Racism 2021 campaign, From Declarations to Change: Addressing Racism as a Public Health Crisis.

Event Details:

  • Date: Tuesday, April 20
  • Time: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Location: Virtual
  • Cost: Free
  • Registration: Click here to register or visit: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zq66kHPBSD-A69lsPS0JuA

Participants

Introductions

Panelists

  • Gigi Chawla, Vice President, Chief of General Pediatrics, Children’s Minnesota
  • Angela Kade Goepferd, Senior Director, Chief Education Officer and Medical Director of the Gender Health Program, Children’s Minnesota
  • Rosa Ruiz Mendez, RN, Neuroscience, Children’s Minnesota
  • Hamdi Sahal, Senior Administrator, Clinical Ethics, Children’s Minnesota
  • Adriene Thornton, RN, Infection Preventionist, Children’s Minnesota

Moderators

  • Angela Myles, Vice President, Racial Justice, YWCA Minneapolis
  • Dr. Yohuru Williams, Chair, Professor of History and Founding Director, Racial Justice Initiative, University of St. Thomas; and Board Chair, YWCA St. Paul

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