Methodist College to Host a Discussion on Systemic Healthcare Challeng

Methodist College to Host a Discussion on Systemic Healthcare Challenges of African-Americans

Methodist College’s Voices Series will present “Discussing Systemic Healthcare Challenges of African-Americans,” sponsored by the college’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. The presentation will be presented live through Microsoft Teams on Thursday, February 25 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

The presentation and panel discussion will focus on vaccine hesitancy and healthcare inequities and challenges within the African-American community. Garry Moore, former morning news anchor for WEEK-TV and co-founder of WPNV-LP 106.3FM will be the keynote speaker. Mr. Moore will also moderate the panel discussion.

The panel discussion will be led by:
  • Bernice Gordon-Young, Licensed Psychotherapist at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
  • Demarcus Hamilton, Program Director and Journalist at Strictly Hip Hop 90.7FM Radio
  • Dr. Elaine Hardy, President of the Illinois Black Nurses Association
  • Cobe Slaughter, Bachelor of Science in Nursing Student at Methodist College
The event is open to the public through the Microsoft Teams platform. To register for the event, please email Andre Allen, Dean of Students, at aallen@methodistcol.edu. Mr. Allen will send registrants a link to the Microsoft Teams presentation.