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YOU 'RE INVITED TO JOIN OUR “A Seat at the Table Webinar Series"Community is at the heart of what we do at Versiti. That’s why we’re inviting you to have “A Seat at the Table”. Join our webinar series this November and December to share your view on healthcare disparities faced by African Americans. In this three-part webinar series of movies and panel discussions, a virtual stage will be set to offer education, resources and opportunities to participate in intentional collaborations for years to come.1. Sickle Cell Awareness: Spilled MilkJoin us for a 1-hour virtual panel discussion on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, from 4-5 pm CST as we discuss topics raised in “Spilled Milk,” the first of three movies in our 2020 movie series to bring awareness to healthcare disparities facing African Americans. Spilled Milk is a film about two lifelong friends – a white man from Utah and a Black man from New Jersey. Omar is living with sickle cell disease; Jaqai has uprooted his life to make a documentary about him. (Available on YouTube)Panelists:Emily Meier, MD, MSHS: Director, Sickle Cell Research at Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Marian University College of Osteopathic MedicineLatoya Stamper, MSW, APSW: Lead Social Worker, Children’s Wisconsin; Wisconsin sickle cell program and hematology clinicJames Griffin III: Author, “Breaking Silence: Living with Sickle Cell Anemia”; AdvocateGreg Asmus: Field Marketing Manager of Transfusion Medicine, Versiti Diagnostic LaboratoriesJaqai Mickelsen: "Spilled Milk" Film DirectorModerator: Tyrone “DJ Bizzon” Miller2. Organ & Tissue Donation: A Question of FaithJoin us for a 1-hour virtual panel discussion on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, from 4-5 pm CST as we discuss topics raised in “A Question of Faith,” the second of three movies in our 2020 movie series to bring awareness to healthcare disparities facing African Americans. In A Question of Faith, a judge remands Maria to a juvenile detention center after the teen strikes 12-year-old Eric with her car while texting. Joining Eric in the hospital is Michelle, a young singer who collapses while auditioning for a major record label. As their respective parents begin to question their faith, a chain of events brings all three families together in unexpected ways. (Available on Prime Video)Panelists: Colleen McCarthy: Chief of Staff and Vice President of Organ and Tissue Donation, VersitiTerra Pearson, MD: Transplant Surgeon, Froedtert HospitalColette Shumpert: Donor MomAngela White: Producer of "A Question of Faith"Moderator: Pastor Christopher R. Boston3. Healthcare Disparities: The Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksJoin us for a 1-hour virtual panel discussion on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, from 4-5 pm CST as we discuss topics raised in “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” the third of three movies in our 2020 movie series to bring awareness to healthcare disparities facing African Americans. About The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: In 1951, cancerous cells from Henrietta Lacks lead to breakthroughs that change the face of medicine forever. Aided by writer Rebecca Skloot, Deborah Lacks embarks on a quest to learn about the mother she never knew. (Available on Prime Video, Hulu or HBO.)Panelists: Ed Jenkins: Founder, Lalo’s Lunchbox LLC; Sickle Cell PatientShelley Mitchell: Regional Manager of Donor Recruitment, VersitiStephanie Jones, MSI Quality and Research Supervisor, VersitiBashir Easter, PhD Candidate: Assistant Director, All Of Us ResearchStacy Crouther: Living Kidney RecipientModerator: Vivian KingReserve your spot and register now. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Mary Jones at MEjones@versiti.org. We look forward to seeing you!Your friends at Versiti Blood Centers

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  • November 17, 2020 5:00 PM - December 1, 2020 11:00 PM Ended
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Versiti is a fusion of donors, scientific curiosity, and precision medicine that recognize the gifts of blood and life areu00a0precious. We are passionate about improving the lives of patientsu00a0and helping our healthcare partners thrive.

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