Come hear from local experts about how race and racism impact four parts of life in Dallas: education, health, housing and food. Join us four Sundays at 9:30 in Jubilee Hall starting April 30 to take a deeper look at questions we began exploring in the fall series. No sign up required!
Our Upcoming Speakers
Race (still) Matters: Race and Education
A panel of experts who work in different contexts will discuss ongoing disparities in educational outcomes for Dallas's Black and Latino students. The panel includes PHPC member Yasmin Bhatia, who is the CEO of Uplift Education, a D/FW charter school network, as well as educators engaged at private and public schools. Their different viewpoints will help illuminate the challenges and barriers to access that their students experience, as well as tools and strategies to reduce the impacts of those barriers.
Race (still) Matters: Race and Housing
Rev. Larry James, Founder and CEO of City Square, will return to PHPC to discuss how race affects housing choice in Dallas County and what City Square housing initiatives are doing to help address the injustices. From their new “housing first” model at The Cottages at Hickory Crossing to Destination Homes providing permanent supportive housing, City Square is providing multiple solutions to a multifaceted issue while “renewing hope in the heart of our city”.
Race (still) Matters: Race and Food
Darciea Houston will address the relationship between the availability of healthy, affordable food and race. What is a food desert and how does one's location within our city affect food choices? Find out what Paul Quinn College is doing to make a positive change in Dallas. Darciea Houston is a 2015 graduate of Paul Quinn with a BA in health and wellness, a Master Gardener, and will soon be working on a Master's degree in Holistic Health and Wellness.
Race (still) Matters: Race and Health
Eduardo Sanchez, MD, MPH, will discuss how race, ethnicity, and other factors impact health and access to healthcare and why it should matter to all Dallas residents. Dr. Sanchez serves as Chief Medical Officer for Prevention and Chief of the Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation for the American Heart Association, headquartered in Dallas. He has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors, including roles as the Texas Commissioner of Health, Chief Medical Officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas and service on various committees and boards in the health arena.