Racism is a Public Health Crisis

Racism is a Public Health Crisis Per the Centers for Disease Control the “conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes.”

Join us for an informative and powerful presentation covering national health trends 

among BIPOC, and then a look at what is happening right here in St Petersburg — including a resolution that declares Racism is a Public Health Crisis passed by the St Petersburg City Council. 

Dr. Linsey Grove, Ph.D. in Public Health, was a participant in this process and will share the data that was uncovered, the process of passing the resolution, and suggest what are next steps.

As we continue to explore racial inequities as a congregation — it is vital that we understand the environment around us. 

Like the three FAST initiatives of affordable housing, water quality, and criminal justice, this public health initiative is attempting to address these inequities. We encourage you to become informed and proactively support these initiatives. Pick one to get involved with and invite another UUSP member to join you. Make a difference — LOCALLY.

This is the fourth event in the Social Justice Educational series and will be held NEXT Wednesday at 6:30 pm in Conway Hall. If you would like to join via Zoom, please email Karen Coale.