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Speaking Truth – Seeking Reconciliation

November 29, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

This event qualifies for 5.5 hours of credit toward the Gillings School’s annual inclusive excellence training requirement for faculty and staff.


Sponsored by FaithHealth Division-Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist

Co-sponsored by:

  • General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina
  • Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity
  • National Association of Community Health Centers
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • Keynote speaker: Michael Curry, Esq.
    • President and CEO of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, representing fifty-two health centers serving over one million patients with over 300 practice sites.
    • Chair, NAACP National Board of Directors Advocacy & Policy Committee and Past President, Boston Branch, NAACP
    • Co-Chaired the Massachusetts Legislature’s Health Equity Task Force
    • Former Senior Policy Advisor, Corporate Affairs Division, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts

    Other distinguished speakers include Dr. John HatchRev. Dr. Alvin Armstead, Senior Pastor, United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church; Mr. E. Benjamin Money, Jr., Senior Vice President, Public Health Priorities, National Association of Community Health Centers; Dr. Goldie Smith Byrd, Director, Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity; Rev. Dr. Gary Gunderson, Vice President, FaithHealth Division, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist; Rev. Enrique Catana Ramiro, Community Health Worker, FaithHealth Division, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist; Ms. Lyvonne Bovell, Development Manager, Metropolitan Village, UMMBC / First West End, LLC, Winston-Salem, NC; Tony V. Locklear, Quality Improvement Coordinator, Hoke County Health Department; and Rev. Jeffrey Simms, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

    The series engages faith and health leaders in thought-provoking dialogue reflective of the strength of faith and health intersections in improving population health and building stronger communities. It is named in commemoration of the pioneering work of Dr. John W. Hatch, William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor Emeritus, Health Behavior and Health Education, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Hatch’s esteemed career includes over fifty years of experience in the areas of faith, health, and community organization with a special focus on underserved communities and social justice.

    This is a free event.  However, registration will be required.


November 29, 2022
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
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United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church
450 Metropolitan Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27101 United States
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