Andrea Harris Task Force Educational Opportunity Subcommittee To Host a Virtual Roundtable and Invites Public Comment | Beaufort County Now | The Andrea Harris Social, Economic, Environmental, and Health Equity Task Force’s Educational Opportunity Subcommittee will host a virtual public roundtable on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. | department of administration, NCDOA, andrea harris, task force, educational opportunity, subcommittee, virtual roundtable, october 19, 2020

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Andrea Harris Task Force Educational Opportunity Subcommittee To Host a Virtual Roundtable and Invites Public Comment

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    Raleigh, NC     The Andrea Harris Social, Economic, Environmental, and Health Equity Task Force's Educational Opportunity Subcommittee will host a virtual public roundtable on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. The Educational Opportunity Subcommittee serves to develop policy recommendations that will create educational opportunities for communities of color in health literacy, financial literacy, general academia, as well as recommendations on strategies to increase funding for health education in community centers that service vulnerable communities.

    Five outstanding leaders in healthcare, finance, and academia will participate in an hour-long structured conversation focused on how the Task Force can leverage existing programs or resources, or create new ones, to minimize or eliminate health and economic disparities in communities of color throughout the pandemic and beyond. The panelists will be joined by members of the Task Force's educational opportunity subcommittee. The roundtable panelists are as follows:

  • Mary Ann Wolf, PhD, President and Executive Director of the Public School Forum of North Carolina
  • Janeen Bryant, Co-Founder and Director of Operations at the Center for Racial Equity in Education
  • Creighton Blackwell, SVP and Chief Culture & Impact Officer at Coastal Credit Union
  • Chris Shank, CEO of the North Carolina Community Health Center Association
  • Nandita Mani, PhD, Associate University Librarian for Health Sciences & Health Sciences Library Director

    The second hour of the event is open for the public to provide input on community needs, resources, or programs that will create or expand financial, health, or general educational opportunities in communities of color.

    HOW YOU CAN PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENT

  • Members of the public can sign up for a three-minute time slot to offer input on community needs, resources, or programs that will create or expand financial, health, or general educational opportunities in communities of color.
  • Once individuals sign up, they will receive a link to log on to and participate in the session.
  • The public comments session can also be streamed live on the NC Department of Administration's YouTube channel.

    The Educational Opportunity Subcommittee members include:

  • Dr. Lenora Campbell, Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences, NC A&T State University
  • Pat Martinez, Member of the Governor's Commission on Inclusion, President and CEO, Leadership in the Clouds
  • Dr. Sonyia Richardson, Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work and BSW Program Director, UNC-Charlotte, Cabarrus
  • Quinny Sanchez, MSW, Health Care Access, Stakeholder Engagement, Community Outreach
  • Annette Taylor, Member, NC Council for Women Advisory Board, Minority Business & Community Affairs Manager, NC Education Lottery, Adjunct Professor, NC Central University
  • Margaret Weller-Stargell, Chair, NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services Waiver Advisory Committee, President and CEO, Coastal Horizons Center



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