So much has come to light in our changed world. COVID-19 forced us to stop in our tracks, make huge, quick changes and shined a light on health disparities. George Floyd has exposed how lethal it can be to be Black in America. How can we grapple with these realities? How does this impact us as health professionals?
In this 90 minute interactive session,
Carmaleta McKinnis-Williams, MBA, & Amina Haji, MD
- Deepen your understanding of race and racial trauma
- Learn about the City of Austin’s founding history, and how race plays a part
- Discover racial healing and how it impacts us as health professionals
- Leave inspired to continue this journey!
August 26 (W)
Presented virtually via Zoom
Carmaleta McKinnis-Williams, native Detroiter, Bachelors, MBA, ordained Minister, & over 25 years in automotive. Founder/President of Proverbs 31 Consulting, providing community equity, & strategic business planning solutions. Bridging passion for community & humanity is a trained Racial Healing Facilitator; steering committee for Austin Health Commons, & Austin Community College TRHT Center. Community Engagement: Undoing Racism Round Rock, Round Rock Black Parents, Leadership Austin Alumni-Essential Class of 2020; City of Austin’s Equity Office-Community Taskforce, (DEI) committee-Impact Austin, & Advisory Board-Solar Austin (creating minority student pipeline for Clean Energy).
Amina Haji is a family physician, mother, and social entrepreneur. She is committed to healing, well- being and vitality for all. Dr. Haji’s lifelong interest in community organizing, health care, and healing inspired her to develop Karisha Community Center for Wellness -- a prototype for whole person, collaborative care for all people. She co-founded the Austin Health Commons, a 501c3 community non profit, to ensure Karisha’s clinical care is stewarded by a community committed to health and healing. Amina is a 4th generation physician who learned to practice health and medicine from her physician parents. They served an ethnically and economically diverse community in Bryan, Texas for 40 years; started the first free medical clinic in that town; and serve as the namesake for Karisha (KARIm + aAHA). Amina has lived and practiced in Central East Austin for over two decades. She is certified in holistic and integrative medicine, has enjoyed a daily yoga-meditation practice for 20 years and loves laughing and learning with her three sweet little ones, Kyle, Zen and Omi.