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Webinar Series: Health as a Human Right

Third webinar: Ancestral Healing and Coronavírus (COVID-19): a Global Perspective of Health as a Human Right

As the pandemic increases, reaching our friends and families, it is important to hone into our ancestral healing practices, create new ones and seek/create interpersonal connections. This is an online talk on the importance of healing, balance and spiritual connection and the power of ancestors and their guidance.

Facilitator: Heidi Maria Lopez

Heidi’s current organizing is as a racial equity and liberation facilitator all over the world and in the
gatherings she hosts in her hometown that center ancestral wisdom, racial equity, healing and building community.

Third webinar:

Incarceration and Coronavírus (COVID-19): a Global Perspective of Health as a Human Right

As the Coronavirus spreads across the nation, the World Health Organization has warned about the potential huge mortality rates in prisons and jails. This panel of prison organizers in the Americas will discuss how prisons have not been as quick to change policies and arrange for releases to address health as human right during the COVID-19 outbreak. It will also address policy debates around mass incarceration and how it further racial, class and other inequalities, both at home and abroad.

Speakers:
- Allyne Andrade e Silva, Deputy Executive Director at Brazil Human Rights Fund;


- YaYa Marin Coleman, Grassroots Journalist, and Community Worker;


- Janvieve Williams Comrie, AfroResistance Executive Director.

Second webinar:

Birth Justice and Coronavírus (COVID-19): a Global Perspective of Health as a Human Right

Coronavirus has claimed the lives of thousands globally, with repercussions across almost every sector. But often, during this pandemic, one area is left unexplored: the different effects it has had on Black mothers and infants in the United States. An expert panel of birth justice advocates discusses the ongoing crisis in maternal and infant mortality rates in the United States and the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak.

Speakers:
- Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, National Birth Equity Collaborative Founder and President;


- Evelyn Alvarez, co-founder of Black Magic Doulas, a New York City-based doula group, and birth justice advocate with over 20 years of experience;


- Ana Barreto, AfroResistance Program Director, and United Nations Human Rights Fellow.

First webinar:

Coronavírus (COVID-19): a Global Perspective of Health as a Human Right

From policy debates around health care to universal health care coverage, how does this pandemic impact and further racial, class and other inequalities, both at home and abroad? An expert panel discusses and provides important information that we guarantee you are not getting from corporate media.

Speakers:
Ana Barreto, AfroResistance Program Director, and United Nations Human Rights Fellow;


Ajamu Baraka, international human rights activist and national organizer for Black Alliance for Peace;


Stephanie Kang, Medicare for All Fellow, and Doctor of Public Health student at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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