Jan 2022 – “Combatting Women’s Health and Wealth Inequities”

Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 12:00-1:30 pm via Zoom
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What do you think of when you read/hear “Women’s Health and Wealth Equity”? What is the correlation? What is the impact of health and wealth inequalities on women? What can we do about it? Attend this CWI noon zoom meeting on January 25th to find out.

Dr. Martha Burk, a long-time feminist activist and Money Editor of Ms Magazine, will focus on financial (Wealth) inequities.   Alanna Murrell, Special Projects Manager, Black Women’s Health Imperative, will address Health inequities. They both will highlight the intersection of the inequalities and what can be done to overcome them.  This meeting will be hosted by CWI’s, Holly Joseph

Dr. Burk will summarize how county, state, and federal government Pay Equity initiatives have fared.  Dr. Burk’s work, featured on the U.S. Department of Labor website, advises city, county, and state governments on gender pay equity and conducts internal pay analyses for private sector companies seeking to improve their understanding of wage gaps by gender and race.  She designed and implemented the first-in-the-nation equal pay contractor reporting initiatives for the State of New Mexico and the City of Albuquerque.  Dr. Burk holds a Ph.D. in experimental psychology with an emphasis on research and statistics.

Alanna Murrell, Alanna Murrell is a Special Projects Manager for Black Women’s Health Imperative. She focuses heavily on Black women’s health, centering health advocacy and equity in environmental justice, reproductive justice, and maternal health. She is multi-faceted communication specialist, conversationalist, and empathic thought-leader amplifying the importance of vulnerable communication, intersectional storytelling, and community building. Her background is in business development, marketing, and communications.

The Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) is the only national organization solely focused on promoting the physical, emotional and financial health and wellness of the nation’s 21 million Black women and girls.  For almost four decades, BWHI has served as the leading voice for health and wellness for Black women and girls across the country. Their mission is to advance health equity and social justice for Black women across the lifespan, eliminate racial and gender-based health inequities and deepen Black women’s resolve in becoming informed decision makers to achieve optimum health and wellness.

Please join us at this meeting by registering and coming to our noon Jan. 25 zoom meeting.

Our February 22 noon zoom meeting will feature some follow-up, with focus on Black Health and Wellness, which is this year’s Black History Month theme featuring: Dr. C. Nicole Mason, Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), Dr. Ethlyn McQueen-Gibson, Director, Center for Gerontology Excellence, Hampton University, and possibly an additional speaker.