About this event
We are continuing our COVID-19 Weekly Funders calls in 2021 by transitioning to regular network calls on emerging issues.
Since the pandemic began, Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths - especially in rural areas. While the new vaccine has brought hope for stemming the crisis, vaccination rates in BIPOC communities are lagging. Some of the factors affecting vaccination rates in communities of color include the inability to access the vaccine and distrust arising out of the medical industry's mistreatment of their communities.
Join us for this conversation as we examine the implications of the COVID-19 vaccine in BIPOC communities, particularly the historical trauma of vaccines in Black and Indigenous communities, and address the ways philanthropy can respond.
Dr. Ben Danielson, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington
In early life, he was rescued from the foster care system by a single mom who instilled in him and his sisters the value of education and community service. The unifying thread in Dr. Danielson’s activities relates to promoting well-being and dignity, especially for communities who have been pushed aside. He has found opportunities within and outside of systems to advocate in partnership with groups and individuals who are dedicated and passionate about creating a better world.
Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson (Yup’ik), President, Alaska Pacific University
Dr. Judy Monroe, President and CEO, CDC FoundationCDC Foundation in February 2016 as president and CEO, following her role as a deputy director of CDC and director of CDC’s Office of State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support. In her work at the CDC Foundation, Dr. Monroe advances priority programs that improve the health of people around the world and prepare other nations to better prevent, detect and respond to dangerous health threats, including the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Participation in this meeting is open to philanthropic organizations that currently make grants. This includes corporate giving offices, private and public foundations, community foundations, government grantmakers and CDFI institutions with a philanthropic focus. You do not need to be a Philanthropy Northwest member to participate, but do need to represent an organizational philanthropic institution. Please do not join this call if you are a nonprofit organization. If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact Nancy Sanabria.