BEO On the State of Black Health – Black Lives Matter: Eliminating the Racial Inequities

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Close to 100 people attended the Community Forum held Wednesday June 28th, hosted by the Black Elected Officials of the East Bay for a rich and timely discussion on the State of Black Health in the East Bay area, at Geoffrey’s Inner Circle in downtown Oakland.

Attendees included a diverse group of elected officials, policy makers, health executives, clinicians and professionals, plus community, civic, non-profit leaders and clergy.

Guests Speakers:

Kimi Tartt Watkins, Deputy Director of the Alameda County Public Health Department – shared the status of black health in Alameda County — CLICK HERE for her presentation on BLACK LIVES MATTER – Eliminating Racial Inequities in Health.

Ben Pettus, new CEO, West Oakland Health Council introduced his new leadership and shared vision to build a healthy community in collaboration with community partners. Learn more about the West Oakland Health Council –

Dr. Geoffrey Watson, CEO of the James A. Watson Wellness Center, closed the session with his perspective on community health and importance of partnership.  Dr. Watson has a long history and legacy he is sustaining in the spirit of his late father Dr. James Watson.

Mark Your Calendar for the next BEO community forum on the State of Black Education in the East Bay scheduled on September 27th, 7:30am at Geoffrey’s Inner Circle, Oakland. RSVP






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