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Celebrating Black Life History Culture

"Black history is made every day, and we all should remember that year-round." - NAACP

Here are some articles and resources to learn more:

February 2022:  Commentary from Dr. Karthik Sivashanker (JRI consultant) and colleague, Cheri Couillard, on changing the health care narrative on "resilience" to recognize and address historically disparate access/opportunity for marginalized communities:  Nature:  Some updated resources to read and watch from Diversity @ Workplace. 

PBS: 13 Children's Books with Strong Black Characters and Teaching Your Child About Black History

Huffpost: PROTECT BLACK WOMEN ISN'T just a SLOGAN. It requires real work. and Emmett Till's Chicago House Gets Landmark Status

Check out Racial Justice Resources for Family Support Professionals:

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