Marguerite Ward Aug 11, 2020, 11:40 AM,

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by Julia Weis, @WeisJuliaE, Salud America!


#DenyThePermit: Public Health, Democracy, & Environmental Racism Virtual Forum – Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 6 p.m. CDT

Join the Collaborative for Health Equity (CHE) Cook County and Health & Medicine Policy Research Group during National Public Health Week for a forum on environmental justice and how the public health field can act in solidarity with community members demanding clean air and health. The forum will feature panelists including an organizer on this campaign and people working in the fields of public health and environmental justice.

When: Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 6 – 7:30 p.m. CDT



By Mark Guarino;
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National TRHT Emergency Town Hall: Responding to Anti-Asian Violence


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March 17, 2021

Today we mourn alongside Atlanta’s Asian American Pacific Islander community and for the lives lost during last night’s senseless attack. This hatred, violence and false blame perpetrated on innocent people is tearing at the fabric of our shared humanity, with unfathomable consequences. Everyone at the National Collaborative for Health Equity stands in solidarity with the AAPI community and we harshly condemn these acts of violence and racist abuse.

Last night’s attack marks another such event in a long line of hateful acts against communities of color and, specifically, Asian American and Pacific Islanders. There is much work to be done if we are to prevent the next occurrence from happening. But our resolve is unshaken, and our work toward changing hearts and minds and ending racism continues unabated.

We believe that racial healing can and must strengthen our shared bond across communities. The myth of a human hierarchy is now, and always has been, a false one. The way forward is through shared understanding and addressing the systemic inequities that hold people back. Our work continues to transform systems toward a truly equitable and fair nation. The health, security, and happiness of our country depend on it.


By Kimmy Yam;

“‘There is an intersectional dynamic going on that others may perceive both Asians and women and Asian women as easier targets,’ one professor said.”

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By Char Adams;

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“An elderly Thai immigrant dies after being shoved to the ground. A Filipino-American is slashed in the face with a box cutter. A Chinese woman is slapped and then set on fire.” (Read more)