About the Race & Civic Engagement Project
InIn 2021 the Colorado Black Health Collaborative (CBHC) received grant funding from the Colorado Health Foundation for a 2-year racism project. The project involved a series of discussions with the Black Community around racism/ structural racism, with the ultimate goal of moving our communities to become more civically engaged.
African Proverb: “I am, because we are, because we are, therefore I am”. ( provided by Dr. Anthony Young)
- Race discussion & emerging themes
- Community Building
- Civic Engagement discussions
Civic Engagement Action Plan
Develop a civic action plan & approach to engage the community in this movement.
- The Roots of Racism and Health inequities: Kickoff event with Harriet Washington, scholar supreme and author of Medical Apartheid.
- Facilitated workshops
Move to Action: Embracing History to Guide Our Future
CBHC shared a short video on the history of how the African American community attempted to build a better life and community after slavery and during Reconstruction. We must continue to address issues that create barriers for the Black community in Colorado to build, grow and prosper.
Click the video below to view: