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The Legacy of Redlining, Racial Segregation, and Taking Action in Our Community: A Community Conversation on the Past, Present, and Future.

August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

- Free
Community health professionals from local organizations and agencies are invited to attend this free 2hr CEU event approved by the Iowa Board of Certification with the goal of building connections, collaboration, and coalition around the legacy of redlining and its impact on our community today. The workshop includes a guided tour of the AAMI Mapping Exclusion Redlining Exhibit following a panel discussion and community conversation about the history of redlining in Cedar Rapids. A panel discussion of leaders in the community will share what they have done in their work to address the issues of redlining in our community and what still needs to be addressed to improve the health and well-being of our citizens. Participants will be given a resource list of information to assist them in creating an action plan that will aid in beginning to dismantle this issue from both a personal and professional perspective.
Facilitators: NAACP-CR #4013 Criminal Justice Committee and African American Museum of Iowa
Face-to-face: July 7, 2022 and August 4, 2022
Location: African American Museum of Iowa 55 12th Ave. SE Cedar Rapids, IALearning Objectives:
1. Identify how redlining and racial segregation are still impacting our community today.
2. Examine the role we have as community health professionals in addressing the relationship between redlining and public health inequities.
3. Create a personal and professional action plan to address the impacts of redlining in our community.Agenda:
5:45 pm (CT): Registration
6 pm to 7 pm (CT): Guided tour of the African American Museum of Iowa Redlining Exhibit
7 pm to 7:40 pm (CT) – Attend panel discussion of community leaders
• Eric McKinley-Thompson, MEd, PhD candidate, Assistant Director, The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success
• Karey Chase, MPA, Director of Community Impact, United Way of Cedar Rapids
• Aaron Terrones, Support Services Director, Willis Dady Shelter
7:40 pm to 8:00 pm (CT) – Create a personal and professional action plan

Cost: Free
CEUs: 2.0hr Approved by the Iowa Board of CertificationTo attend this event, please register by providing your name, agency or organization affiliation, and if you would like to include the 2hr CEU certification that will be provided.


August 4
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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African American Museum of Iowa
55 12th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids , IA 52401 United States
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