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Date:
January 31, 2021
Time:
2:00 PM
a collage of black and white photos for black history month
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Black History Month 2021: Virtual Opening Ceremony

Sunday, January 31, 2021


Within the Black community, there continues to exist a deep mistrust of the medical profession, which is rooted in a history of racism, exclusion, inequality, and exploitation in the nation’s systems of healthcare. This year’s exhibition will delve into this mistrust through an exploration of the history of medicine and healthcare within the African American community. It will explore a variety of subjects on the local and national levels, including the influence of West African healing and health practices on the lives of the enslaved, the exploitation of Black patients for the advancement of American medicine, the struggle of African Americans to enter the medical profession, and the success of Black community in developing their own medical institutions as well as integrating those established by white Americans.

Opening Salute 

WELCOME REMARKS
Elizabeth M. Hewlett, Chairman, Prince George’s County Planning Board, M-NCPPC 

Opening Remarks 

Master of Ceremonies - Dennis A. Doster, Ph.D., 
M-NCPPC Black History Program Manager 

INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE
“Lift Every Voice and Sing” – Mr. Brandon Felder 

A Testament to the Times: Welcome & Poster Unveiling 

REMARKS 
Elizabeth M. Hewlett, Chairman, Prince George’s County Planning Board, M-NCPPC 
Bill Tyler, Director, Department of Parks & Recreation, Prince George’s County, M-NCPPC 

POSTER UNVEILING 

Dance Performance 

BODIES AS SITE OF FAITH AND PROTEST 
by Tommie-Waheed Evans – Dallas Black Dance Theatre 

Black Health Matters: A Panel Discussion 


Panelists: 
Charlette Pace, DNP, CPNP-AC 
Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery Nurse Practitioner, Children’s National Health System 

Victoria Tucker, RN, BSN 
Doctoral Candidate, School of Nursing, University of Virginia 

Malcolm H. Woodland, Ph.D. 
Deputy Director, Court Social Services Division, Superior Court of the District of Columbia (DCSC) 
Acting Chief Psychologist, Child Guidance Clinic, DCSC 

Moderator: Dennis A. Doster, Ph.D., M-NCPPC Black History Program Manager 

Closing: A Call to Action 
CLOSING REMARKS 
Master of Ceremonies - Dennis A. Doster, Ph.D., M-NCPPC Black History Program Manager 

INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE 
Mr. Brandon Felder