As the twin pandemics of community violence and the COVID 19 virus assault our nation, it is important to understand the underlying structural inequities that put certain communities at greater
As the twin pandemics of community violence and the COVID 19 virus assault our nation, it is important to understand the underlying structural inequities that put certain communities at greater peril. Understanding inequities, their root in history and policy, their inter-connectedness, and how they damage and reduce the effectiveness of community improvement efforts, leads to a conclusion that we must address and build equity as we work to intervene with violence or any other pandemic. This webinar will build a basic understanding of these concepts, examine real world examples of their impact and explore strategies that build equity.
This webinar will feature Mo Barbosa, Director of Community Engagement at Health Resources in Action. Prior to joining HRiA, he was Program Coordinator for the Fellowship Center in St. Louis, MO and Director of the Area 4 Youth Center in Cambridge, MA. Mo delivers training, provides technical assistance, and participates in field-building initiatives. He promotes the professionalization of the youth-worker field through knowledge building, youth worker networks, and partnerships with higher education. A long-time facilitator of community processes, he works with community based organizations, state and municipal agencies, foundations, hospitals, gangs, parents, youth, political organizations, tenant councils, and community resident groups. His current community work is in the Area 4/Port neighborhood of Cambridge, focusing on violence and other community issues. Mo chairs the Men of Color Task Force for the City of Cambridge, serves on the boards of the Phillips Brooks House Association, the Port Action Group, and the Design Studio for Social Intervention. Additionally, he has participated in various local, state, and national boards and steering committees focusing on a wide range of issues from elections to international relations.
(Wednesday) 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST