Responding to Systemic Racism

CHHSM member ministries also spoke out against systemic racism and sought to address racial inequities.

UCAN Panel Discussion Examines Cultural Solidarity Between African-American and Latinx Communities

October 8, 2020

One of the ways in which systemic racism will be dismantled is through solidarity: between whites and persons of color, yes; but equally as important, between African-American and Latinx communities. On Sept. 22, UCC-related UCAN in Chicago and Organic Oneness — a grassroots social justice organization based out of Chicago and Minneapolis — hosted A…

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‘Understanding Historical Trauma’ Workshop Helps Open the Door to Discussion and Healing

October 7, 2020

When Niquanna Barnett, in-home family therapist and intake specialist at UCC-related Orion Family Services in Madison, Wis., developed the workshop “Understanding Historical Trauma: How to Heal and Move Forward” and presented it at the CHHSM Annual Gathering in Memphis this past March, she knew it wasn’t going to be a one-time event. She had plans…

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Advocate Aurora Health Joins 38 Health Systems in Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis

October 1, 2020

The declaration, published by the national Healthcare Anchor Network, follows a similar public statement in June by Chicago-area health care organizations. Advocate Aurora Health is proud to publicly reiterate our commitment to dismantling structural racism and reversing its negative effects on the health and well being of our communities. As a member of the Healthcare…

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