Health Equity Learning Series
With Tri-County Health Network and Tate Walker
Date: Friday, February 22, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Program Room, Wilkinson Public Library,
100 W Pacific Ave., Telluride, CO 81435
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Health Equity Learning Series: Sexism, Colonialism, and Health
We invite you to join us for a pre-recorded talk by Taté Walker (they, them) and facilitated community conversation about sexism and health equity.
Indigenous womxn* face extreme marginalization at the crossroads of sex, gender and race, which is tied to and intensified by the history and ongoing impact of colonialism. The result? The U.S. murder rate of Indigenous womxn is up to 10 times the national average; 1 in 3 Indigenous womxn will be sexually assaulted; and domestic violence rates are 7 times higher for Indigenous womxn. Come learn more about the health inequities faced by Indigenous womxn in particular, and how sexism is a key health equity issue overall.
Taté Walker is Lakota and a citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. They are a banner-waving Two Spirit feminist and Indigenous rights activist, and a published and award-winning storyteller for outlets like Native People’s Magazine, Everyday Feminism, Feminist Humanist Alliance, Indian Country Today and many more. Find out more at Taté’s website (www.jtatewalker.com) and connect with them on Twitter at (@MissusTWalker).
Complimentary services provided:
Brunch will be provided
Spanish language interpretation
Child care if requested by Friday, February 15th
For more details about the event please contact Marisa Marshalka at email@example.com. For additional information on the Health Equity Learning Series, visit www.coloradotrust.org.
NOTE: The venue is ADA compliant. If there are other accessibility requests that would help support your full participation, please contact Marisa by Friday, February 15th. Examples include: Sign language interpretation; lactation/nursing space; prayer space; transportation assistance, etc.
* “Womxn” is an intentionally used alternative spelling that rejects patriarchy in language by removing “men” as the root of “women,” and that proactively includes transgender womxn, female-assigned genderqueer/gender non-conforming people and cisgender womxn.