At a recent Live Well San Diego Advance attended by over 1,200 stakeholders from public, private and the social sector , in a workshop on diversity, inclusion and equity, I was exposed to an excerpt from this powerful Ted talk- The Gardener’s Tale– by Dr. Camara Jones.
Allegories on Race and Racism with Dr. Camara Jones:
Dr. Camara Jones shares four allegories on “race” and racism. She hopes that these “telling stories” empower you to do something different, and that you will remember them and pass them on.
Dr. Jones is a family physician and epidemiologist whose work focuses on the impacts of racism on the health and well-being of the nation. She seeks to broaden the national health debate to include not only universal access to high quality health care, but also attention to the social determinants of health (including poverty) and the social determinants of equity (including racism).
As a teacher, her allegories on “race” and racism illuminate topics that are otherwise difficult for many Americans to understand or discuss. She hopes through her work to initiate a national conversation on racism that will eventually lead to a National Campaign Against Racism.
Dr. Jones was an Assistant Professor at the Harvard School of Public Health from 1994 to 2000, and a Medical Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2000 to 2013. She received her BA in Molecular Biology from Wellesley College, her MD from the Stanford University School of Medicine, and both her Master of Public Health and her PhD in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. She also completed residency training in both General Preventive Medicine (Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health) and Family Practice (Residency Program in Social Medicine at Montefiore Hospital).
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Reminder to please join us next Friday for Getting to the Heart of Business: Shift Happened! Business Love Part 2
Come join us on Friday, November 15 from 7-10 PM at Corporate Alliance of San Diego.
There’ll be food, mingling with kindred spirits (more than 50 people have already signed up) and contribute to the great collective energy.
Easy parking, live music and we’ll have other nourishment and sustenance for your heart and soul too.
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It is time to do what we love in the service of people who love what we do and grow the Amare Wave!
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Thanks to all of you who choose to focus on love over fear, light over darkness, inclusion over division, and equity over injustice.
You know who you are…
Please pay it forward!