Black Recovery: Moving Beyond Current DEI Initiatives

Workshop Description: This session will discuss how the racist War on Drugs, structural racism in current drug policy and the lack of access to culturally congruent services and supports in Black/African-American communities, continues to prevent equity and inclusion strategies from effectively engaging Black/African-Americans in the recovery process. In order to effectively address health disparities in our communities, we will share best practices in development and sustainability of Black Recovery (i.e., harm reduction strategies, recovery community organizations, and leadership in culturally focused research), along with suggestions for the larger Recovery community to shift/expand their current advocacy and funding strategies to support effective and relevant equity in recovery spaces.

Through panel discussion we will address:

  • Development and advancement of Black Recovery Community Organizations nationwide
  • Advocacy for increased support for Black Harm Reduction services
  • Increased funding and leadership of research focusing on Black community needs and solutions for recovery services within those communities

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Event Details

February 29, 2024 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Zoom
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event_title: Black Recovery: Moving Beyond Current DEI Initiatives

event_time_zone: America/New_York

event_start: February 29, 2024 19:00

event_duration: 60

event_end: February 29, 2024 20:00

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event_description: Workshop Description: This session will discuss how the racist War on Drugs, structural racism in current drug policy and the lack of access to culturally congruent services and supports in Black/African-American communities, continues to prevent equity and inclusion strategies from effectively engaging Black/African-Americans in the recovery process. In order to effectively address health disparities in our communities, we will share best practices in development and sustainability of Black Recovery (i.e., harm reduction strategies, recovery community organizations, and leadership in culturally focused research), along with suggestions for the larger Recovery community to shift/expand their current advocacy and funding strategies to support effective and relevant equity in recovery spaces.Through panel discussion we will address:Development and advancement of Black Recovery Community Organizations nationwideAdvocacy for increased support for Black Harm Reduction servicesIncreased funding and leadership of research focusing on Black community needs and solutions for recovery services within those communitiesSign up today and well send you a link to our Zoom session.

This event ended on February 29, 2024