Artists Mitigating Harm, Uplifting Health
Date & Time
Monday, January 31, 2022, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Organized by Frederick “Wood” Delahoussaye (he/him/his), Chief Creative Officer, Ashé Cultural Arts Center

Introduction & Land Acknowledgement: Frederick "Wood" Delahoussaye (he/him/his), Chief Creative Officer, Ashé Cultural Arts Center
Session Leader: Avis Gray (she/her/hers), RN, BSN, Community Health Director, Ashé Cultural Arts Center 
Sunni Patterson (she/her/hers), Artist, Healer, Community Health Worker, New Orleans Native and Visionary
Stafford Magee (he/him/his), Artist, Culture Bearer, Community Health Worker
Naydja CoJoe (she/her/hers), Vocalist, Songwriter, Community Health Worker, New Orleans vocalist and entertainer

A panel discussion/workshop exploring the Community Spread collaborative program which has launched a counteroffensive aimed at saving BIPOC lives and livelihoods. Our collaborative developed a strategic campaign to create equity in healthcare by training and employing artists and culture bearers as cohorts of community health workers with expertise in maternal and child health, mental health, violence prevention, reproductive justice, wellness coaching, and economic empowerment. We take a continual rather than episodic approach that respectfully engages community stakeholders and supports compassionate, trauma-informed care, focused on the roles of both patients and providers in reversing negative outcomes.

This session will provide closed captioning in English.