Feb 2022 – “Black Women’s Health, Wealth and Wellness”

Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 12:00-1:30 pm via Zoom
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This meeting will be hosted by CWI’s, Dr. Alotta Taylor. Sherry Klein assisted in arranging this program.

Dr. C. Nicole Mason, President/CEO, Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), was named one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune Magazine. She is also the author of  Born Bright: A Young Girl’s Journey from Nothing to Something in America. She will focus on women’s wealth inequities and the ways to fix them.

“Prior to IWPR, Dr. Mason was the executive director of the Women of Color Policy Network at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

At the start of the pandemic, she coined the term she-cession to describe the disproportionate impact of the employment and income losses on women. Dr. Mason has written hundreds of articles on women, poverty, and economic security. Her writing and commentary have been featured in the New York Times, MSNBC, CNN, NBC, CBS, the Washington Post, Marie Claire, the Progressive, ESSENCE, Bustle, BIG THINK, Miami Herald, Democracy Now, and numerous NPR affiliates, among others.”

Dr. Ethlyn McQueen-Gibson, DNP, MSN, RN-BC, Director, Center for Gerontology Excellence (Hampton University), U.S. Army Nurse Corps veteran, will address topics related to older women of color. Dr. McQueen-Gibson is a School of Nursing Associate Professor at Hampton University, Board Chair of the American Heart Association, Member of the Governor’s COVID-19 Long Term Care Task Force, and the State COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Workgroup.

Her current clinical research focuses on the social, ethical, and behavioral implications (SEBI) of COVID-19 testing among underserved and/or vulnerable populations, addressing residents’ mistrust from communities of color of public health messaging and review of COVID-19 testing protocols within public housing in Southern Virginia, and how these protocols can be adapted to be more responsive to the needs of residents. This research is a partnership between Hampton University, Eastern Virginia Medical School and Norfolk State’s Center for Health Disparities.

Please join us at this meeting by registering and coming to our noon Feb. 22 zoom meeting here.

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