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Addressing Social & Racial Inequities

Addressing Social & Racial Inequities

Our civic engagement series will cover the importance of civic engagement, provide awareness and strategies for virtual and in-person engagement, and touch on the public health topics that relate.

EMBEDDED LINKS:
Chaet, Alex. “Watch the Entire CNN/Sesame Street Racism Town Hall.” CNN, Cable News Network, 6 June 2020,
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“COVID-19 Statistics.” COVID-19 Statistics | IDPH,
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“Justice Action Toolkit.” Justice Action Toolkit | Community Tool Box
https://ctb.ku.edu/en/justice-action-toolkit

Kendi, Ibram X. “School of Public Health.” School of Public Health | University of Illinois at Chicago,
https://publichealth.uic.edu/community-engagement/collaboratory-for-health-justice/a-short-guide-to-advocacy-and-anti-racist-praxis/

“The Latino Neighborhoods Report: Issues and Prospects for Chicago.” Great Cities Institute, 11 Oct. 2017,
https://greatcities.uic.edu/2017/10/11/latino-neighborhoods-report/

“National Uprisings: BYP100 National Director, D'atra Jackson.” CAN TV
https://cantv.org/watch-now/national-uprisings-byp100-national-director-datra-jackson/

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“Two Viruses Impacting the African American Community.” CAN TV
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UIC Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy | irrpp.uic.edu/. “IRRPP Research Projects.” IRRPP REACH Report
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UIC Urban Health Club

July 16, 2020
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  1. YOUTH CIVIC ENGAGEMENT UIC Urban Health Club Addressing Social &

    Racial Inequities
  2. Objectives - To create awareness & an understanding of how

    structural racism affect communities in the City of Chicago. - To explore different advocacy mechanisms that individuals can make to address inequalities and bring change. - To explore how COVID-19 is accentuating existing social & racial inequities.
  3. Definitions Structural racism is the institutional, interpersonal, societal, and historical

    policies and practices that gives minorities a disadvantage in society. Such as: - Communities - Education - Political Representation - Incarceration Structural Racism
  4. Social & Racial Inequities in the City of Chicago

  5. Chicago Community Areas Sources: The Future of Black Chicago?

  6. COVID-19 Cases by Zip Codes Visit the Illinois Department of

    Public Health (IDPH) website for updated COVID-19 data.
  7. Social & Racial Inequities Root Causes for Social & Racial

    Inequities in Chicago “Loss of sense of community & belonging” • Residential segregation & discriminatory housing policies. • Lack of economic opportunities. • Unemployment & wage discrimination. • Restricted educational opportunities & Chicago Public School (CPS) school closings. • Disparities & discrimination in justice system. • Increase in incarceration rates & police violence. • Health care provider and pharmacy deserts. Sources: The Future of Black Chicago? A Tale of Three Cities: The State of Racial Justice in Chicago Report
  8. Social & Racial Inequities Solutions to Social & Racial Inequities

    in Chicago “Good schools, jobs, health, affordable housing” • Incentives & small business grants to stimulate local economy. • Equitable policies & policy frameworks centering around health equity. • Revisiting distribution of federal and state dollars in city of Chicago. • Resource allocation for education and CPS schools. • Community organizing. Sources: The Future of Black Chicago? A Tale of Three Cities: The State of Racial Justice in Chicago Report
  9. What can YOU do to address social & racial inequities?

  10. Advocacy Action Items by the UIC School of Public Health

    - Public Health in Communities
  11. DISCUSS RACISM OPENLY Silence is compliance. • Discuss with your

    school officials about implementing curriculum related to the history of slavery, civil war, and Jim Crow. • Talk to your family members, friends and/or community members about systematic oppression. • Use your social media platforms to raise awareness (share reliable information, petitions).
  12. ENGAGE POLITICALLY Advocate for change within systems. • Contact your

    representatives to push for equitable policy changes. • Sign Petitions: ◦ We encourage you to go to Change.Org to find and sign petitions that are meaningful to you. • Read & utilize scholarly sources: ◦ Chicago Beyond Guide to Research ◦ Chicago Beyond COVID-19 Edition ◦ Mikva Challenge ◦ Equal Justice Initiative • Vote in all elections (if eligible).
  13. SUPPORT ADVOCACY GROUPS Be connected. Subscribe to Advocacy Groups Follow

    your Local Chapters • Movement For Black Lives • Black Youth Project 100 • Dream Defenders • National Council for Incarcerated Women & Girls • Raise Your Hand • Black Lives Matter • Showing Up for Racial Justice • National Assoc. for Advancement of Colored People • Chicago Freedom School The examples listed in this deck are just a few examples of many advocacy groups & community organizations that support various social causes. We encourage you to do your research and identify a group/organization that you would like to support.
  14. DONATE Identify an organization that supports a cause that is

    important to you. • The Chicago Community Bond Fund • The Bail Project • My BLOCK MY HOOD MY CITY • Black Youth Project 100 Give back to organizations. The examples listed in this deck are just a few examples of many advocacy groups & community organizations that support various social causes. We encourage you to do your research and identify a group/organization that you would like to support.
  15. READ & INFORM YOURSELF Check out these reading guides. •

    Anti-racism Resource Guide • Human impact partner's guide to health equity • Chicago United for Equity | CUE • Why is this happening? | 100-year • Anti-Racism Project • Showing Up For Racial Justice: Educational Toolkit The examples listed in this deck are some recommendations from the UIC School of Public Health. For more resources, please visit: https://publichealth.uic.edu/community-engagement/collaboratory-for-health-justice/a-short-g uide-to-advocacy-and-anti-racist-praxis/
  16. Recommended Webinars

  17. COVID-19 & Social Justice Understanding the Coronavirus Pandemic Through the

    Lens of Racial and Social Justice by the UIC Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy and the Social Justice Initiative
  18. COVID-19 & Social Justice National Uprisings: BYP100 National Director, D'atra

    Jackson by BYP100
  19. COVID-19 & Social Justice Two Viruses Impacting the African American

    Community by the South Side Health Center
  20. COVID-19 & Social Justice Coming Together: Standing Up To Racism

    by CNN and Sesame Street.
  21. Works Cited Chaet, Alex. “Watch the Entire CNN/Sesame Street Racism

    Town Hall.” CNN, Cable News Network, 6 June 2020, https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/06/app-news-section/cnn-sesame-street-race-town-hall-app-june- 6-2020-app/index.html “COVID-19 Statistics.” COVID-19 Statistics | IDPH, www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics “Justice Action Toolkit.” Justice Action Toolkit | Community Tool Box https://ctb.ku.edu/en/justice-action-toolkit Kendi, Ibram X. “School of Public Health.” School of Public Health | University of Illinois at Chicago, https://publichealth.uic.edu/community-engagement/collaboratory-for-health-justice/a-short-gui de-to-advocacy-and-anti-racist-praxis/ “The Latino Neighborhoods Report: Issues and Prospects for Chicago.” Great Cities Institute, 11 Oct. 2017, https://greatcities.uic.edu/2017/10/11/latino-neighborhoods-report/ “National Uprisings: BYP100 National Director, D'atra Jackson.” CAN TV https://cantv.org/watch-now/national-uprisings-byp100-national-director-datra-jackson/ “Resources.” Resources | Social Justice Initiative | University of Illinois at Chicago https://sji.uic.edu/sji-resources/ “Systemic Racism Explained.” TED https://ed.ted.com/best_of_web/j7Tzdz8r?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=social&utm_ca mpaign=dailynewsletter&mc_cid=5392272984&mc_eid=4a76e1bd23 “Two Viruses Impacting the African American Community.” CAN TV https://cantv.org/watch-now/two-viruses-impacting-the-african-american-community/ UIC Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy | irrpp.uic.edu/. “IRRPP Research Projects.” IRRPP REACH Report https://irrpp.uic.edu/research/REACHreport.shtml UIC Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy | irrpp.uic.edu/. “IRRPP State of Racial Justice in Chicago Project.” The State of Racial Justice in Chicago Project, https://irrpp.uic.edu/research/StateOfRacialJustice.shtml
  22. COVID-19 Resources Visit our Linktree for resource guides https://linktr.ee/UICUHC

  23. Questions & Comments? uic.urbanhealthclub@gmail.com uic.urbanhealthclub