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Community Conversation: Biases: Race and Health

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
12:00 AM
Washtenaw County Public Health Department, Room 1120, 555 Towner, Ypsilanti MI

Why are there racial differences in health? There's more to our well-being than genes, personal choices and medical care. Racism and social inequity can get under our skin and disrupt our biology as surely as germs and viruses. Join us for a facilitated conversation on the connections between racism and health. Share your thoughts and learn from others. Bring an open mind and a friend! We invite community members to share their thoughts through a facilitated conversation. Please bring teens, a friend, your voice, and an open mind.

Community Conversations are offered as part of the Understanding Race Project, an audience engagement effort launched in support of the Race: Are we so different? exhibit at the U-M Museum of Natural History from February 9-May 27, 2013. Building on the 2012 series, the 2013 Community Conversations series will focus on issues of systemic racism, complexities of racial justice, and moving ahead of the “new racism.”  Visit for more information. The Understanding Race Project’s Community Conversations are made possible by support from the National Center for Institutional Diversity.