Community Now Panel Discussions

HIV/AIDS Still Exist!

The Current Impact on the Black and Latina Community
December 9, 2020

Our next Community Now session takes place December 9 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.

YWCA Lancaster Board Member Kesha Morant Williams will facilitate a discussion focusing on the current impact of HIV/AIDS on the Black and Latina community. Expert panelists will unpack some of the challenges specific to these populations.

Panelists include:

  • Heather Doyle, Former Medical Case Manager, Alder Health Services
    Current Infectious Disease Program Specialist, PA Dept of Health Bureau of Epidemiology
  • Venus Ricks, Equity Trainer and Strategy Specialist, YWCA Lancaster
  • Gillian Sumpter, Community Coordinator, UPMC Pinnacle REACCH Program
  • Sandra Valdez, Chief Operating Officer, Spanish American Civic Association

This panel is a partnership between YWCA Lancaster, NCBW100 Harrisburg, and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Kappa Omicron Sigma Graduate Chapter

To create change we must first understand what is happening in our community now. This is one of a series of dialogues hosted by YWCA Lancaster with a diversity of voices included.

The ZOOM link will be sent via email after you sign up.

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Stacie Blake, YWCA Lancaster CEO will facilitate and take questions from the audience.

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Thanks to the panelists for their insight on our discussions – What follows is a list of resources that we believe will support your individual learning process. This is not an exhaustive list of resources available, but they are a good starting place.