SCO Family of Services and The Jewish Board Join Forces for Cross-Racial Dialogue
June 24, 2020 / SCO News
On June 12th, more than 600 colleagues from SCO Family of Services and The Jewish Board joined forces for a Cross-Racial Dialogue, “Strength in Numbers: Collaborating for Health Equity in Response to COVID-19.” The two agencies got together to create a dialogue on racial health inequity and discuss how they can begin to build a new “normal” from the lessons being learned from COVID-19.
Keynote speaker Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones, a physician and epidemiologist, spoke on the impact of racism on the health and well-being of the nation and New Yorkers. She was joined by Elaine Gross, Executive Director of Erase Racism, for a Q&A session addressing a range of topics related to COVID-19 and race.
The Cross-Racial Dialogue was sponsored by The Jewish Board’s COR (Confronting Structural Racism) and SCO’s CARE (Committee Advocating Racial Equity) committees.
The mission of SCO’s Committee Advocating for Racial Equity (CARE) is to cultivate a culture of social change by encouraging and fostering courageous conversations about race and racial issues at SCO and in the communities we serve.
of adults with developmental disabilities living in SCO’s IRAs (group homes) made meaningful connections by participating in community inclusion activities
people with special needs develop skills to reach their full potential