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PG County Department of Parks and Recreation Kicks Off Black History Month Celebrations

January 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Within the Black community, there continues to exist a deep mistrust of the medical profession, which is rooted in a history of racism, exclusion, inequality, and exploitation in the nation’s systems of healthcare. This year’s exhibition will delve into this mistrust through an exploration of the history of medicine and healthcare within the African American community. It will explore a variety of subjects on the local and national levels, including the influence of West African healing and health practices on the lives of the enslaved, the exploitation of Black patients for the advancement of American medicine, the struggle of African Americans to enter the medical profession, and the success of Black community in developing their own medical institutions as well as integrating those established by white Americans.

Opening Salute

WELCOME REMARKS
Elizabeth M. Hewlett, Chairman, Prince George’s County Planning Board, M-NCPPC

Opening Remarks

Master of Ceremonies – Dennis A. Doster, Ph.D.,
M-NCPPC Black History Program Manager

INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE
“Lift Every Voice and Sing” – Mr. Brandon Felder

A Testament to the Times: Welcome & Poster Unveiling

REMARKS
Elizabeth M. Hewlett, Chairman, Prince George’s County Planning Board, M-NCPPC
Bill Tyler, Director, Department of Parks & Recreation, Prince George’s County, M-NCPPC

POSTER UNVEILING

Dance Performance

BODIES AS SITE OF FAITH AND PROTEST
by Tommie-Waheed Evans – Dallas Black Dance Theatre

Black Health Matters: A Panel Discussion

Panelists:
Charlette Pace, DNP, CPNP-AC
Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery Nurse Practitioner, Children’s National Health System

Victoria Tucker, RN, BSN
Doctoral Candidate, School of Nursing, University of Virginia

Malcolm H. Woodland, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Court Social Services Division, Superior Court of the District of Columbia (DCSC)
Acting Chief Psychologist, Child Guidance Clinic, DCSC

Moderator: Dennis A. Doster, Ph.D., M-NCPPC Black History Program Manager

Closing: A Call to Action 
CLOSING REMARKS
Master of Ceremonies – Dennis A. Doster, Ph.D., M-NCPPC Black History Program Manager

INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE
Mr. Brandon Felder

More information here: http://www.pgparks.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=15660

Details

Date:
January 31
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm