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February is Black History Month – Join ‘Hope in the Midst of Despair’ Seminar

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The month of February is Black History Month. Join "Hope in the Midst of Despair" with speaker Daisy M. Jenkins, Esq. presented by the UArizona Health Sciences Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

About the session

In this session we will examine how two pandemics have created anguish, pain and despair in our nation, particularly within the black community, and exposed the deep dichotomy between black and white America. This webinar will challenge us to consider how we can nurture hope and be part of the solutions in the midst of despair. Attendees will discuss ways to tap into the core of our humanity to become aware and take ownership of our contributions or reactions to societal norms that have put a damper on the celebration of Black History. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a tremendous toll on the black community with its wide swath of serious illness and death. COVID-19 has also completely ripped the covers off healthcare disparities and structural racism. In the making decades before the appearance of COVID-19, the second pandemic of racial injustice, systemic oppression, police brutality and anti-blackness has caused immeasurable and lasting pain in black communities. This has sustained economic distress, the murder of unarmed blacks, the growing school to prison pipeline, and the mass incarceration of Black males. 

This discussion aims to ignite self-reflection that leads to a personal commitment to help dismantle the systems of racial advantage and oppression and work towards positive change within our country.

Daisy M. Jenkins, Esq.
Chair Emeritus, University of Arizona Foundation Board of Trustees , James E. Rogers College of Law Board of Visitors

Daisy M. Jenkins, Esq., is the president of Daisy Jenkins & Associates, specializing in human resources consulting and executive and developmental coaching. She is a senior advisor with the THEO Executive Group, headquartered in Irving, TX and a retired Raytheon Company executive. Jenkins published articles locally and nationally as a Public Voices Fellow through the OpEd Program and The University of Arizona, and has authored three novels, including Within The Walls and A Journey Through Sexism and Racism in Corporate America

To request any disability-related accommodations for this event please contact the event coordinator at least three business days prior to the event.
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3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 3:00pm


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