Systemic Racism: A Public Health Issue

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In 2019, Milwaukee County was the first municipality to declare racism as a public health crisis, citing Milwaukee as the most segregated city in the country, and home to the zip code boasting the highest rate of incarceration in the nation in its resolution. Systemic Racism: A Public Health Issue brings together local civic leaders and elected officials with counterparts from cities and counties around the country to discuss their obligations as policymakers to address systemic inequities based on race and ethnicity. 



Marcelia Nicholson, Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors
Jeff Roman, Director, Office of African American Affairs
Blaine A. Griffin, Cleveland City Council
Wes Bellamy, Charlottesville City Council
Regina Davis Moss, Associate Executive Director, Health Policy and Practice, American Public Health Association

Moderated by Dr. David Pate, Jr., Chair and Associate Professor, Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


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