Racism Is A Public Health Crisis Town Hall- Part of the Webinar Series (Virtual)


Aug 27–27, 2021


11:00AM – 12:30PM



, VA

**Advocacy & Action**

Please join us for the third webinar of the ‘Racism is a Public Health Crisis’ series. Building upon the second session, which provided perspectives on similar resolutions passed across the nation and the next steps for Virginia, this webinar will discuss the YWCA’s national effort to recognize racism as a public health crisis and further unpack local-level and community-level engagement in action. In February of this year, Virginia became the first southern state to declare racism a public health crisis. This resolution, sponsored by Delegate Lashrecse Aird (D-Petersburg), is a significant step for a state built on the legacy of the Confederacy and segregationist policy. Virginia joins 181 cities and counties and 7 states in declaring racism a public health crisis. Join us to learn more! Advocates interested in proposing a local resolution can learn more about how to take action at the local level. Register here


  • Kim Baskette, Ph.D., CHES, Assistant Professor, Public Health and Health Sciences, Waldron College of Health & Human Services, Radford University Carilion


  • Rupa Murthy, Chief Advancement and Advocacy Officer, YWCA – Richmond 
  • Chlo’e Edwards, Policy Analyst & Racial Truth & Reconciliation VA Campaign Coordinator 
  • Pam Yuen, YWCA USA, Director of Government Relations