About this Event
Join The Latino Coalition Against COVID-19 (LCAC19) and our partners to celebrate past victories and discuss the challenges that lie ahead for Latinx communities.
How could we have prevented the disproportionate impact COVID-19 has had in Latinx urban and farmworker/agricultural communities? What can be done now to reduce our current vulnerability? As we begin to recover, how do we help our communities not only survive but thrive?
In this special talk, Dolores Huerta will reflect on her long history of inspiring and organizing communities to pursue social justice. We will discuss the importance of building health equity through collective action to overcome the challenges of poor vaccine access. Beyond COVID-19, we'll reflect on the strides made in 2020 while envisioning ways to address the root causes that led to the disproportionate health and economic impact in our Latinx communities.
We look forward to learning more about her advocacy work and the power of coming together. Our event will consist of a 45-minute panel discussion, followed by a 15-minute Q&A session, where our audience will interact with our guest speaker.
Other Guest Speakers:
Mayra Alvarez, MHA
Mayra E. Alvarez, MHA is President of The Children's Partnership, a nonprofit advocacy organization working to advance child health equity so all children have the resources and opportunities they need to grow up healthy and lead productive lives. She serves on the First 5 California Commission, as well as the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC). Previously, she served at the US Department of Health and Human Services as part of the Obama Administration and for elected officials at the US Senate and House of Representatives. She is originally from outside San Diego, CA, and is the proud daughter of Mexican immigrants.
Daniel Turner-Lloveras, MD
Dr. Turner-Lloveras is a practicing clinician-educator and a founding member of The Latino Coalition Against COVID-19. He received his medical degree from The University of Chicago – Pritzker School of Medicine and after completing his residency training in Internal Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, he joined the National Health Service Corps Scholar, serving as a primary care provider in the communities of Watts and Skid Row. His research centers on building digital health equity by studying the impact of the digital divide and developing interventions that promote digital literacy, skills development, and digital inclusion. In addition to his clinical and teaching responsibilities, Dr. Turner-Lloveras is the founder of SaludConTech, an organization that empowers its members to build technology-assisted community-based solutions that promote wellness and eliminate health inequities in the Latinx community.
Chrissy Chavez-Johnson, MD
Dr. Christina Chavez-Johnson attended the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) where she graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology biology. She then attended medical school in Chicago at the University of Illinois and finished her residency and maternal-child medicine fellowship at UCSF-Fresno in Fresno, CA. Dr. Chavez-Johnson is currently the lead Family Medicine physician at La Clinica’s San Antonio Neighborhood Health Center, a federally qualified health center in Oakland, CA where she sees patients in clinic and does telehealth visits for newborn babies, grandmas, and everyone in between, including delivering babies at Alta Bates in Berkeley.
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