WE NEED EACH OTHER MORE THAN EVER AT THE ASALH 105TH ANNUAL MEETING & VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
In these extraordinary times, ASALH recognizes that we need each other now more than ever. With the limitations of the world-wide pandemic in mind we have decided to move the ASALH 105th Annual Conference to a virtual platform. In order to maintain the spirit of community that we each enjoy during the physical conference, we have decided to modify our format to best suit our needs.
The conference convenes every Thursday and Saturday in September beginning on September 3 through September 26, with the final session and our Annual Members Business Meeting on September 30, 2020 with activities broadcast via Zoom and ASALH TV.
Our 50 (fifty) minute session format will convene on Thursdays starting at 12:30 p.m.EST until and end at 4:30 pm EST when our plenary sessions start and run until 6:00 p.m. EST. Saturday sessions will run from 11:00 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. EST also followed by a plenary until 5 PM.
READ MORE ABOUT MY SESSION SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 5 | 12:30 PM ET
Abstract. This session presents three inter-connected streams of thought around the African American vote in 2020: (1) The act of voting, (2) transformational strategies, and (3) healthcare and social equity. The information herein draws on the wisdom and insight of Dr. Ram Raju, Senior Vice President and Community Health Investment Officer at Northwell Health in New York.
The Act of Voting. We are living in a time when, arguably, all should vote. However, it’s also a good time to reimagine why we vote, to define our “asks” behind the vote, and to examine voting through the lens of personal responsibility and accountability.
Transformational Strategies. The “ask” behind our vote should be instrumental in precipitating formal discussions (as well as kitchen table discussions) around transformational strategies created to bring about significant changes to our collective social, economic, and human wellbeing.
Social, Health and Economic Equity. We currently have an opportunity to define the healthcare of tomorrow from a community perspective. The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a bright light on the depth of healthcare and social equity problems that we face as a nation. These two sectors are where well-executed transformational strategies can have the greatest impact, particularly as we approach living in a post-COVID era.