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City of Monroe and LPHI to Host “Now Is the Time: An Open Conversation with Local Leaders about Race and Public Health” Tele-Town Hall

The City of Monroe and LPHI are hosting a tele-town hall title Now Is the Time: An Open Conversation with Local Leaders about Race and Public Health, which will take place on June 16 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. 

Monroe Mayor James Mayo and and LPHI CEO Shelina Davis will be joined by panelists for a conversation to examine existing inequities that continue to impact the health outcomes of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in Monroe and across the country. These inequities include housing, education, built environment, health, and structural and systemic racism.

Please register and join us as we cover what must be done to close the disparity gap for African Americans now and beyond.

Panelists for the event include:

James Mayo
City of Monroe

Shelina Davis
Louisiana Public Health Institute

Rev. Vance Price
New Saint James Baptist Church

Bishop Rodney McFarland
Greater Free Gift Baptist Church

Katrina R. Jackson
Louisiana State Senator
District 34

Dr. Avius Carroll
Wellness and Prevention Services Director
Northeast Delta Human Services Authority

Renita Bryant
Nurse Practitioner
Morehouse General Hospital

Dr. Kelvin C. Wade, MD
St. Francis Medical Center-Monroe

Dr. John D. Bruchhaus, MD
Pulmonology/Critical Care
St. Francis Medical Center

Dr. Rhiju Poudel, MD
Family Medicine
Ochsner-LSU Shreveport-Monroe

The full recording of the webinar can be found here.