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About the Library

The BCC Library is located in room 219 of the Black Cultural Center and is Purdue's premiere source for knowledge about African American culture and experience. An ideal place for individual and group research, the library holds a special collection of over 7,000 books, journals, and media. 

Fall 2020 Programming: Healthcare Inequities Impacting the Black Community
As part of the Fall 2020 programming offered by the Black Cultural Center, BCC Librarian Ula Gaha has organized a series of virtual panels open for everyone to attend. 
The theme of this series is Healthcare Inequities Impacting the Black Community.
Each installment in the series is co-sponsored by PULSIS, the Purdue University Department of Public Health, and Purdue’s Center for Health Equity and Innovation (CHEqI).
 
Healthcare Inequities Impacting the Black Community
Installment 1
September 15, 2020 at 7pm EDT/Indianapolis time (Zoom link to follow)
COVID-19 and Healthcare Inequities Impacting the Black Community

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This panel discussion with a Q&A portion addresses systemic inequalities that disproportionately affect the Black community with the COVID-19 pandemic. Speakers will address topics including the heightened risk of contracting the coronavirus, to the lack of available testing and inequities Black people face when seeking healthcare related to COVID-19.
Panelists:

  • Brian Williams, MD, FACS Associate Professor, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery The University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences
  • Dr. Sonak Pastakia, Professor of Pharmacy Practice Pharmacist, Indiana University Kenya Partnership
  • Natalia M. Rodriguez, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Purdue University Department of Public Health (moderator) 

Installment 2
October 14, 2020 at 7pm EDT/Indianapolis time (Zoom links to follow)
Reproductive Health Care Inequities Impacting the Black Community
Wednesday, October 14 at 7pm EDT

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This panel discussion with a Q&A portion addresses systemic inequalities that disproportionately impact the Black community around issues of reproductive health. Speakers will address topics that affect all genders, including experiences seeking reproductive healthcare such as regular check-ups, safe sex practices, pregnancy and perinatal care, childbirth, and postnatal care including the mental health of new parents.

Panelists: 

  • LaKimba DeSadier, Indiana State Director for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Indiana and Kentucky (PPAINK) and Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK).
  • Amanda Lamm, Leadership Development Coordinator, National Network of Abortion Funds
  • Dr. Velvet G. Miller, Ryan Program Manager at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Wanda Savala, Regional Campaigns Manager for Planned Parenthood Federation of America (moderator)

Installment 3
November 16, 2020 at 7pm EDT/Indianapolis time (Zoom link to follow)
Healthcare Inequities in the Black LGBTQ Community

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This panel discussion with a Q&A addresses systemic inequalities that disproportionately impact the Black LGBTQ+ community and their healthcare needs. Speakers will address topics that affect all genders, including finding healthcare providers who work with LGBTQ+ patients, transitioning as a Black person, reproductive health, intimate partner violence, HIV/AIDS related healthcare, and safe sex practices.
Panelists: 

  • Darrin K. Johnson, PhD, MPA, Executive Director Brothers United Inc. (BU Wellness, Indianapolis)
  • Rana Snipe Berry, MD, Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Indiana University School of Medicine and Provider at Eskenazi Health Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Hannah Locke, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology, Indiana University School of Medicine

Contact Information

Email

bcclibrary@purdue.edu

Phone

(765) 496-6660

Physical Address

Black Cultural Center - Library 1100 Third Street West Lafayette, IN 47907-2109

Mailing Address

Black Cultural Center - Library 1100 Third Street West Lafayette, IN 47907-2109