Our Symposium on the intersection of Housing and Health was a rousing success. Over 80 people, drawn from activists and professionals interesting in improving health and housing, got together to discuss issues and brainstorm around solutions. We’re still digesting the results, but we do have some photos to share from the event.
The Malcolm X Library hosted our Symposium.
The Malcolm X Library has a life-sized statue of its namesake.
We wanted to focus on the intersection of Housing and Health
Our day began with a Continental Breakfast
Getting to know one another before the work started.
We were grateful to Mestre Dennis Newsome for starting the day with some drumming.
Housing Chair Carol Spong and Panelist Parisa Ijadi-Maghsoodi get breakfast.
Our Health Panel gets started.
Health Panelist Angela de Joseph makes a point.
NAACP member Samantha gives her input.
Our illustrious Health Panel
Housing Panelist Parisa Ijadi-Maghsoodi explains.
Housing Panelist Katheryn Rhodes reacts.
NAACP Health Committee member Shakita consults with Health Panelist Dr Samira Jones
Omar Passons moderated our Housing Panel.
Housing Panelist Shonda Herold came all the way from Riverside to support us.
NAACP San Diego Branch President-Elect Clovis Honoré served as our MC.
Omar Passons interacts with the attendees.
Anne Barron from the Health Committee was kind enough to take notes for us all, so attendees could focus on listening.
Dr André Branch, President of the NAACP San Diego Branch, addresses the crowd.
We were glad to see housing activist Ellis Rose at our Symposium
Dr Samira Jones, one of our Health Panelists
We are grateful to Minister Tukufu Kalonji for performing our libation.
NAACP San Diego President (2014-2018) Dr André Branch
Health Panelist Mary Tesfaldet (right)
One of our working groups of panelists and attendees.
Clovis Honoré gives instruction to the workgroups.
NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner Chair Petrina Branch facilitated another working group.
Another set of folks focusing on solutions.
Anne Barron, still taking notes!
La’Toya Renea Garrett, Health Panelist, making lemonade.
Health Committee member Shakita takes a look at some of the notes posted on the wall.
NAACP member Samantha Jenkins with Health Committee Chair Kenya L. Taylor.
Stay tuned for more information and follow-up on this event!