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The legacy of poor health: Communities of Color from 1619 to COVID
Dr. Martinez will share some important data regarding the legacy of American racism and how it amplifies the challenges of living during COVID-19, especially for communities of color. By using a historical anti-racist perspective and health equity lens, she will share some concrete ways we can improve the lives of our most vulnerable communities.

Originally from San Sebastian, Puerto Rico, Vanessa E. Martinez-Renuncio, PhD, is a trained cultural and medical anthropologist whose community-based research specializes in health equity and culturally responsive pedagogy research. She is a Professor at Holyoke Community College and received the Elaine Marieb Teaching award in May 2020. As a professor, she engages students as storytellers, question askers, and knowledge producers showing how learning and critical thinking flows in multiple directions, whether it is teacher to student, student to teacher, student to student, and/or student to self. Vanessa has served on numerous committees, both in her role at Holyoke Community College and in roles working with the larger Pioneer Valley community. She is also a founding Executive Board Member of the Women of Color Health Equity Collective, here in Western Massachusetts. Vanessa is also an experienced anti-oppression, culturally responsive pedagogy and cultural humility trained consultant.

Feb 10, 2021 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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