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Dear United Way of the ,


Welcome to United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region's 21-Day Equity Challenge. We hope you enjoy participating in the challenge by reading, watching and listening to the daily selections.


We would appreciate receiving any feedback you have about the challenge. Please reach out to us with feedback or questions by emailing info@uwdor.org.


Thank you,

The Members of United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee

DAY ONE:

RACISM / BIAS IN MEDICAL CARE

"I have to be the angry loud Black woman making a scene for you (doctor) to do something. I used to want to avoid that, but when it comes down to my health, I'd rather you be uncomfortable and me not be dead," Jayla

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Choose to read, watch or listen to a story below.

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From Hudson Valley Press

Coronavirus Crisis

Highlights Major Disparities


https://hudsonvalleypress.com/2020/03/25/coronavirus-crisis-highlights-major-disparities/

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From VOX

The US medical system is still

haunted by slavery



https://youtu.be/IfYRzxeMdGs

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From America Magazine

How does systemic racism shape health care in the U.S.?


https://www.americamagazine.org/2020/06/19/systemic-racism-health-care-coronavirus

Please note that we do not endorse the stories above, we are simply providing a list of resources pertinent to DEI topics.

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The 21-Day Equity Challenge is sponsored by Corporation for National and Community Service and in partnership with AmerisourceBergen Foundation.

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