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Center for Health Equity Seeks 100 Adults to Engage in the "Healing Possible Quorum"

Tuesday October 29, 2013

The Center for Health Equity of the Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness is seeking one hundred volunteers age 18 and older to participate in the Healing Possible Quorum - 100 Louisvillians for Change project.

The goal of the project is to develop and advocate for policies to reduce structural racism in the public, private and nonprofit sectors across Louisville. Issues to be explored include employment, housing, environmental quality, education, transportation, health care, criminal justice and community safety.

“We encourage people from all walks of life and from all areas of the city to apply,” said Dr. Anneta Arno, director of the Center for Health Equity. “We want this to be a community-wide effort to bridge racial and ethnic division, address structural racism and promote racial healing. Diverse participation is critical to our success.”

The group will meet once a month on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon beginning November 16, 2013 through July 2014 at the Muhammad Ali Center located at 144 N. Sixth St. Sessions will include presentations from subject matter experts, discussion and interactive group work.

The Healing Possible Quorum is one of the projects supporting Louisville’s Blueprint for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods.

For more information, phone 574-8045. Applications are due by November 1 and can be downloaded at http://www.louisvilleky.gov/health.