Courageous Conversations: Equitable Access to Healthcare: Racism as a Public Health Crisis – Disparities/Maternal Mortality

Inequities within our healthcare system have existed for a long time, but recent big headline events such as Serena Williams’ birth story and Chadwick Boseman’s death have brought the conversation of health disparities within communities of color back to the forefront. Join Mile High United Way as they learn about how poverty, racism, access to quality healthcare, and more impact overall health outcomes and quality of life care for communities of color. Together we will explore how to remove barriers and increase investment in health research, understanding, and appropriate treatment, and how these investments can change the landscape of healthcare for generations to come.

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Courageous Conversations: Voting Rights: A History of Voter Suppression and Attempts to Address It

Voter suppression has been a part of the politics of our country since its inception. Despite amendments built into our constitution to ensure voter rights, communities of color still face unnecessary obstacles and disenfranchisement that makes exercising their right to vote incredibly difficult. Join Mile High United Way as they learn about the history of voter suppression – from Jim Crow laws to the gutting of the Voting Rights Act and more restrictive voting legislation that has been introduced this year. Together, we will explore how these efforts are still occurring and what we can do to work alongside advocates to restore and protect everyone’s right to take part in America’s democracy.

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Courageous Conversations: Tricia Rose: How Structural Racism Works

Structural racism–the normalized and legitimized range of policies, practices, and attitudes that routinely produce cumulative and chronic adverse outcomes for people of color, especially black people–is the main driver of racial inequality in America today.

In Mile High United Way’s next Courageous Conversations, they will learn about the topic of structural racism in America from internationally acclaimed scholar and public speaker, media commentator, and award winning author, Tricia Rose.

Join Mile High United Way as they learn more about the connections between policies and practices in housing, education and other key spheres of society to reveal the intersectional and compounding effects of systemic discrimination as a significant force in our society today.

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Courageous Conversations: Housing Access: Redlining and Housing Discrimination in Denver/Colorado

Redlining was the federal government’s deliberate, discriminatory practice of denying home loans to residents of neighborhoods considered predominately immigrant or “minority.” Though this practice seems both archaic and a thing of the past, it’s a very real issue that still occurs today. Even in communities where redlining is no longer common practice, the impacts of its history are easily felt and seen. Join Mile High United Way as they learn about the history of redlining in Denver and how each of us can work toward eliminating the continued effects of housing discrimination.

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Confronting Imposter Syndrome

Are you afraid of being found out as a fraud? Impostor Syndrome is common in entrepreneurs and high achievers, with some estimates suggesting as many as 70% of successful people experience impostor syndrome causing self-doubt, stress, anxiety, and depression. In this roundtable discussion, General Assembly will talk about how impostor syndrome shows up in life and business, as well as tips and tools to overcome impostor syndrome so it doesn’t stop you from being your best and enjoying your success!

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Coding for Women by Women [LIVE ONLINE]

Hack Reactor’s Coding For Women By Women was created to provide a safe learning environment for women entering into the tech space. Join Liz and Kelly as they discuss beginner JavaScript skills. They’ll discuss Galvanize Software Engineering’s approaches to beginner problems, share resources that helped them on their road to code, answer questions you may have, and more.

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Courageous Conversations: The Complexities of Food Insecurity and Race

In Colorado, it is estimated that nearly 1 in 8 children do not always know where they will get their next meal from; 1 in 30 older adults must make the difficult choice between groceries or medication, and this is just the start of food security issues in our state. Join Mile High United Way as they discuss the depths of food insecurity in Colorado and how we can work together to address this complex and heartbreaking problem. Their expert panelists will explore the nuances of food insecurity within the community and the impact of the pandemic, which has left more than 30% of Coloradans food insecure.

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