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We are Purdue's premier source for information about the African American Experience; Black cultures; Black Thought; and the African Diaspora.
An ideal place for individual and group research, the BCC Library also holds a special collection of children's books by and about people of color as well as our own archives in addition to our main collection of books, journals, and media.
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As part of the Spring 2021 programming offered by the Black Cultural Center, BCC Librarian Ula Gaha continues to organize a series of virtual panels open for everyone to attend.
Each installment in the series is co-sponsored by PULSIS. All are welcome!
March 9, 2021 at 7pm EDT
VIEW RECORDED PANEL
This virtual panel followed by Q & A featues speakers Maime Butler, Ph.D. candidate in Counseling Psychology, CAPS staff therapist, and Black student liaison; Dr. David Rollock, Professor of Psychological Sciences, Clinical Psychology; and Meredith Stravers, Co-Founder of The Truth & Titus Collective. Join us for a discussion on mental health issues in the Black community including race related stress and mental trauma, healing, navigating mental healthcare spaces in the mainstream, Afrocentric interventions, and much more.
March 24 at 7pm EST: Zoom link to follow
We've Been Here Before: Addressing Skepticism of the COVID-19 Vaccines in Underrepresented Populations
This event was a collaboration among the Black Cultural Center, the Latino Cultural Center, and the LGBTQ Center at Purdue University. It was co-sponsored by PULSIS. Panelists: Daniel López-Cevallos, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Latinx Studies, Ethnic Studies & Health Equity, and Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at Oregon State University; Charles E. Sanders, Jr., MD, FACP, Purdue College of Pharmacy graduate and Director, Board of Directors, Mount Carmel Health System, Columbus, OH. Becky Good, DNP, FNP-BC, CNE, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program at Purdue University School of Nursing. Moderator: Nastasha E Johnson, Provost Fellow for Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Professor of Library Science.
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
September 15, 2020 at 7pm EDT/Indianapolis time (Zoom link to follow)
COVID-19 and Healthcare Inequities Impacting the Black Community
VIEW RECORDED PANEL
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.
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
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.
November 16, 2020 at 7pm EDT/Indianapolis time (Zoom link to follow)
Healthcare Inequities in the Black LGBTQ Community
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.