Seattle CityClub is hosting a two-part Civic Boot Camp series “Healthcare for all: Addressing racism in our community health system” Local health leaders will discuss the impact of racism on public health and what we can do to address it. They will explore the need for a reckoning with our institutional systems and personal biases that contribute to inequitable health outcomes based on race and discuss specific strategies to address racism in our community health system.

This is the first part in a two part series. On Friday, November 12th, community health leaders will address racism in community health programs. In this program on November 5th, speakers will address:

  • Anti-racism in health professions education
  • Anti-racist strategies for partnering with communities for health equity
  • How we (as a community and individually) can promote health equity

The program will run for 1 hour with a post-panel 30-minute, small group breakout session so that 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.


  • Wendy Barrington, Director, Center for Anti-Racism and Community Health, University of Washington
  • Barry Robinson, PhD, Executive Dean, PE, Healthcare & Human Services Division, Seattle Central Health Education Center at Pacific Tower
  • Mariel Torres-Mehdipour, Deputy Equity Officer, Seattle/King County Public Health, Equity and Community Partnership


  • 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: