You’ve seen headlines covering the latest healthcare policies and heard the calls for public health reform but the reality is that many in our community, especially those from marginalized communities, face unique and additional barriers to medical care, regardless of advances in treatment and care for many. Join Seattle CityClub on Friday, November 5 and Friday, November 12, as we explore the consequences of racism in our public health systems and innovative solutions to address it. Community experts and healthcare professionals will discuss how racism impacts public health, the role of anti-racism education, outreach and legislation, and specific and actionable strategies that communities and individuals can adopt in order to step away from a standard of healthcare for some towards a more equitable future of “Healthcare for All.”

This is the second part in a two part series. The first webinar will take place on Friday, November 5 and will cover institutional anti-racism strategies for health equity. In this program on Friday, November 12th, health leaders from community-based organizations will address:

  • How racism impacts health disparities and outcomes of BIPOC community members, especially during the pandemic.
  • How the Washington Center for Nursing supports nurses on the front lines of the pandemic and how they are working to become an anti-racist organization.
  • How the Tubman Center for Health and Freedom is innovating to advance health justice, culturally appropriate care and integrative medicine
  • How we (as a community and individually) can promote health equity


  • Sofia Aragon, Executive Director, Washington Center for Nursing
  • AyeNay A. Abye, CEO, Tubman Center for Health & Freedom
  • Jiquanda Nelson, Vice President, African American Health Board of Washington State


  • Christin Ayers, Executive Producer of Facing Race, King 5

The webinar will run for 1 hour with a post-panel 30-minute small group breakout session so participants can interact directly with the speakers. The panel will be recorded and made available to the public a week after the final event in the series concludes.


  • Pay what you can levels: $20, $40 and $75
  • Free tickets are available to all, no questions asked
  • Donations welcome
  • Note: Registration is for this program only. Please register separately for the other session(s).

Thank you to our Civic Boot Camp Supporting Partner: