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Black Communities: A Conference for Collaboration will explore how the current economic crisis will impact the development of Black communities and how those communities are responding to the COVID-19 crisis. Panelists include Omar Muhammad, Secunda Joseph and Simone Smith. May 1, 10 a.m. (virtual). Join webinar.

Mental Health, Social Justice and COVID-19 will be facilitated by Dr. Don Trahan, Jr., PhD (University of Southern California). He is recognized as a global leader in diversity, equity and inclusion change management, with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education and professional industries. Participants will learn about the current state of COVID-19, communities that are at higher risk due to preexisting conditions and techniques to eliminate health disparities. May 2, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. (virtual). Register.

Survival, Economies, Music, a new musical by Artist-in-Residence and Mellon DisTIL Fellow, Toshi Reagon, is part of a series focusing on migration/immigration as a way we engage with survival, economies, and music. Part of the Process Series: Crossing Boundaries. May 2, 7:30 p.m. (virtual) Details/link.

Health Care Safe Zone is an alternative to Standard Safe Zone that similarly introduces concepts, terminology and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. The curriculum also covers LGBTQ health disparities, health resources and common health professional scenarios, Design for health care professionals, but open to all. May 5, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. (virtual). Register.

Standard Safe Zone training is designed to introduce concepts, terminology and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. May 26, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. (virtual). Register.

Racial Literacies is looking for co-conveners to help organize the monthly discussion sessions. Interested parties can contact Michael Palm (mpalm@email.unc.edu) or Susan Griffin (griffins@email.unc.edu).