In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter protest movement against racism that have transpired over the past few weeks, the U.S. Haitian Chamber of Commerce, Inc. will host a Virtual Roundtable discussion on the systemic inequality and Covid-19’s mental health impact on people of color and minority groups in America.
The conversation will explore the societal inequities that existed for communities of color in the United States, long before the disease became a pandemic, challenges facing minority-owned businesses, mental health impact and more.
Moderated by Emmanuela Romain-Amedee, MBA,
U.S. Haitian Chamber of Commerce Secretary
Topics to be discussed:
– Systemic Racism in the U.S. (Ken Clifton, Town Councilor, Randolph, MA)
– Racial Disparities During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Cate Oswald, Chief Policy and Partnership Officer, Partners In Health)
– Haitians Rebuke the Stigma & Inaccuracies of Netflix AIDS Documentary (Wanda Tima , Co-Founder of The Haitian-American)
– Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Minority-Owned Businesses (Guerlince Semerzier, Founder of 5REASONS BRAND LLC & ENO-Mission Inc)
– Mental Health Concerns (Dr. Gabrielle Abelard)
– Leading Change During Our Current Social Climate (Dr. John H. Jackson, President and CEO, Schott Foundation for Public Education)