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The Big Conversation

Many Wounds to Heal: Health Care (In)Equity [via Zoom]

2020-09-13 14:00:00 2020-09-13 17:00:00 America/New_York The Big Conversation COVID-19 made health care inequities clear to everyone. In an online version of our annual Big Conversation, we will examine these inequities in Southern Maryland: the history and the why's. An expert panel will be followed by small, facilitated group discussions to share our personal experiences and suggestions for what we can do to change systemic health care inequities. Register by Sept 11. Virtual Branch

Sunday, September 13
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-09-13 14:00:00 2020-09-13 17:00:00 America/New_York The Big Conversation COVID-19 made health care inequities clear to everyone. In an online version of our annual Big Conversation, we will examine these inequities in Southern Maryland: the history and the why's. An expert panel will be followed by small, facilitated group discussions to share our personal experiences and suggestions for what we can do to change systemic health care inequities. Register by Sept 11. Virtual Branch

Virtual Branch

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COVID-19 made health care inequities clear to everyone. In an online version of our annual Big Conversation, we will examine these inequities in Southern Maryland: the history and the why's. An expert panel will be followed by small, facilitated group discussions to share our personal experiences and suggestions for what we can do to change systemic health care inequities. Register by Sept 11.

“Many Wounds to Heal: Health Care (In)Equity- How does it affect me?”

This forum is brought to you by The Big Conversation Partners in Dismantling Racism and Privilege in Southern Maryland. It is our eighth Big Conversation. The Partners have been working for years to illuminate and eliminate systemic racism.

Agenda

2:00-3:00 p.m. – Panel Webinar via Zoom

Pre-recorded with a panel of experts addressing historical inequities in Southern Maryland healthcare, implicit bias in healthcare delivery, systemic and environmental impact on health outcomes, and lack of trust in healthcare.

Panelists include:
  • Dr. Meenakshi Brewster, Public Health Officer of St. Mary’s County
  • Malcolm Funn, Lawyer and life-long Southern Maryland resident
  • Shellnice M. Hudson, RN, Director of Quality Assurance at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home
  • Dr. Laurence Polsky, Public Health Officer of Calvert County
  • Cheri C. Wilson, Johns Hopkins Medicine Center for Health Disparities Solutions
3:00-4:00 – Small Group, Break-out Sessions via Zoom

Facilitated by the members of the Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s County Mediation Centers. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on the panel presentation, to share from their own life experiences and suggest ways to address the inequity issues and bias on an individual and the systemic levels.

4:00-5:00 – Full Session Report-out, Q&A and participant exit survey

The online forum will conclude by bringing all the small groups together for each group facilitator to report out on their group’s findings and to hold a question/answer period. Finally, all participants will answer a brief exit survey.

Once you access Zoom and the Big Conversation forum the day of the program, you will automatically move between the large and small groups.

Program

A digital copy of the Big Conversation program will be emailed to you before the event. It will also be available on our website www.dismantleracism.org

Note

You will receive registration confirmation immediately. The Zoom information will be emailed to you  2 hours before the Big Conversation Forum on September 13.

Access Note

Due to Covid-19 regulations, The Big Conversation Partners must present this forum online. We are aware that this limits access for some. We attempted to create small, onsite participation following Covid safety protocols without success. Please consider including others, if comfort and social distancing allows.

Technical Requirements
  • We recommend that you download and install the Zoom app (free).
  • Camera and microphone on your computer or smartphone.  Because we want personal interaction during the breakout groups, participation without this capability is discouraged.
  • Stable internet connection. 
  • Chromebooks do not support breakout groups. While we originally advised that Chromebooks cannot go to breakout rooms, a Zoom update now allows them.
  • Please mute your microphone for panel discussion and unmute for breakout session.

Technical assistance

  • Prior to the event, please practice a Zoom meeting with a friend or family member so you are confident in how to use it.
  • For help with this, feel free to contact Calvert Library for coaching and practice. (410-535-0291)
  • During the event, call 410-535-0291 if you are having technical issues.  The library will be closed so volunteers are staffing the technical line.

Partners

This project was made possible in part by the Maryland Humanities, through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Maryland Historical Trust in the Maryland Department of Planning, and the Maryland Department of labor. Any view, finding, conclusions, or recommendations expressed here do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Maryland Humanities, Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland Department of Planning, or the Maryland Department of Labor.

AGE GROUP: | Teen | Senior | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Lectures, Panels & Conversations |

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Virtual Branch

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Phone: (410) 535-0291

Hours
Mon, Feb 22 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Tue, Feb 23 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Wed, Feb 24 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Thu, Feb 25 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Fri, Feb 26 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Sat, Feb 27 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Sun, Feb 28 Closed

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Upcoming events

Wed, Feb 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Representatives from the Maryland Department of Labor, Veterans Program will be taking appointments via phone, Zoom, or Google Meets app to meet with veterans seeking employment. Register and you will be contacted to schedule a meeting date and time from 10:00AM-12:00PM on the second and fourth Wednesday's of every month.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Feb 24, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Listen to the first chapters of popular, new and recommended books for adults. New chapters are posted every week. Search "Calvert Library's Book Bites for Adults" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Wed, Feb 24, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Listen to the first chapters of popular, new and recommended books. New chapters are posted every week. Search "Calvert Library's Book Bites" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Wed, Feb 24, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Listen to the first chapters of popular, new and recommended books for teens. New chapters are posted every week. Search "Calvert Library's Book Bites for Teens" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Wed, Feb 24, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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Tween and Teens, come play some Jackbox games with us! These games are easy to play and offer a ton of unique experiences such as writing rhymes for giant rapping robots and designing absurd t-shirts. You will need a device to attend an online meeting (like a tablet or laptop) as well as another device (like a phone) to answer questions for the best experience.

Wed, Feb 24, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Our experienced Dungeon Masters will take you on an exciting D&D adventure via Zoom and Roll20. This role-playing game is for adults of all experience levels. Registration required.
This event is full

Thu, Feb 25, 9:00am - 10:30am
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Interested in starting your own business and looking for tips and inspiration? Hear from five successful Calvert County entrepreneurs. Panel followed by Q&A.

Thu, Feb 25, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Do you love great books and fabulous food? Then you'll want to join us each month as we read, discuss, and digest one of our favorite culinary novels. This month with love in the air, we're reading Angelina's Bachelors, where sometimes the shortest distance between two people is the length of a kitchen table....
Register

Thu, Feb 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Join us for a rollicking night of Improv games. No experience necessary--we'll go over the basic 'rules' of Improv and then play with our skills! Come make the laughs! ZOOM link will be sent 1-hr prior to event (it may go to your junk folder, eek!)

Fri, Feb 26, All day
Join us as we watch and then discuss Black Men in White Coats, a new documentary from Dr. Dale Okorodudu.
Register

Sat, Feb 27, 10:00am - 11:30am
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Join us on Zoom! Are you new to the area or just moved into a new home with little to no landscape? Come take part in the conversation and learn from other gardeners on how they manage to develop their landscape or start a kitchen garden on a tight budget. All gardening levels are welcome. We can all learn from one another.

Sat, Feb 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Join our Dungeon Master (DM) to learn about D&D and start playing the magical mystical role playing game , Dungeons and Dragons! All levels of experience are welcome. Registration is required.
This event is full

Mon, Mar 01, 9:00am - 9:15am
Science, technology, engineering, art, math? What will we talk about this week? Kindergarten through fifth graders are invited to join Calvert Library each week for It's Elementary! Enjoy a story followed by a fun at-home STEAM based activity using common household items!

Mon, Mar 01, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Join University of Maryland Extension (UME) Family & Consumer Sciences Educators Mona Habibi and Erin Jewell for a Free 4 Part series. Dining with Diabetes is a national program designed for adults with type 2 diabetes.
Register

Tue, Mar 02, 9:00am - 10:00am
Storytime is back in session online! Join your favorite librarian as we continue to develop early literacy skills through movement, music and stories. We will introduce early literacy and demonstrate ways to nurture pre-reading skills while you are at home. You can find all our Storytime Online presentations on Calvert Library's Facebook and YouTube.

Tue, Mar 02, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Looking for a writers' group? All writers and would-be writers are welcome to come for critique & camaraderie.

Wed, Mar 03, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Listen to the first chapters of popular, new and recommended books for adults. New chapters are posted every week. Search "Calvert Library's Book Bites for Adults" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Wed, Mar 03, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Listen to the first chapters of popular, new and recommended books. New chapters are posted every week. Search "Calvert Library's Book Bites" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Wed, Mar 03, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Listen to the first chapters of popular, new and recommended books for teens. New chapters are posted every week. Search "Calvert Library's Book Bites for Teens" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Wed, Mar 03, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us this month to discuss "Such a Fun Age" by Kiley Reid. Hosted by Calvert Library Southern Branch and Lotus Kitchen, via Zoom. Please register to receive an emailed link to the discussion. The even begins at 6:30 p.m., but you may log in as early as 6:00 p.m. to chat. Registration closes at 6p.m. the day before the event.

Thu, Mar 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teens! Join us Thursday afternoons for gaming! We'll have a variety of games on offer like Among Us, Jackbox, and Codenames starting at 4 pm each Thursday. Register for the invitation to join our Discord server if you haven't already done so.

Thu, Mar 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Have you always longed to drink beer and talk detective books with a librarian? Pints and Private Eyes is a book group for fans of noir, detective and crime fiction. We are currently meeting online on the first Thursday of the month from 7 - 8pm. Register for the link!

Fri, Mar 05, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Interested in beefing up your Zoom hosting confidence? Join us for a training/sandbox in Zoom Meeting! Please register to receive a Zoom link an hour before the event.

Mon, Mar 08, 9:00am - 9:15am
Science, technology, engineering, art, math? What will we talk about this week? Kindergarten through fifth graders are invited to join Calvert Library each week for It's Elementary! Enjoy a story followed by a fun at-home STEAM based activity using common household items!

Mon, Mar 08, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Join University of Maryland Extension (UME) Family & Consumer Sciences Educators Mona Habibi and Erin Jewell for a Free 4 Part series. Dining with Diabetes is a national program designed for adults with type 2 diabetes.
Register

Tue, Mar 09, 9:00am - 10:00am
Storytime is back in session online! Join your favorite librarian as we continue to develop early literacy skills through movement, music and stories. We will introduce early literacy and demonstrate ways to nurture pre-reading skills while you are at home. You can find all our Storytime Online presentations on Calvert Library's Facebook and YouTube.

Tue, Mar 09, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Connect straws to create structures as tall as you! What will you discover about design and construction as you build? Register children individually to reserve their supply kit. Pick up your kit beginning Feb 23 at any branch or through curbside appointment. Link to live Zoom event with STEM coaches from FutureMakers will be sent via email one day prior to event. Kit has small parts, for ages 5+.

Tue, Mar 09, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Coconut, olive, vegetable, sunflower oil--oh my! Confused about which type of oil to buy? Join Lisa McCoy to learn about the different types of cooking oils and how to select one that is healthy.
Register

Wed, Mar 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Representatives from the Maryland Department of Labor, Veterans Program will be taking appointments via phone, Zoom, or Google Meets app to meet with veterans seeking employment. Register and you will be contacted to schedule a meeting date and time from 10:00AM-12:00PM on the second and fourth Wednesday's of every month.

Wed, Mar 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Listen to the first chapters of popular, new and recommended books for adults. New chapters are posted every week. Search "Calvert Library's Book Bites for Adults" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Wed, Mar 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Listen to the first chapters of popular, new and recommended books. New chapters are posted every week. Search "Calvert Library's Book Bites" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Wed, Mar 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Listen to the first chapters of popular, new and recommended books for teens. New chapters are posted every week. Search "Calvert Library's Book Bites for Teens" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Wed, Mar 10, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
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Monthly Friends of Calvert Library

Wed, Mar 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Women played a large, but rarely told, role in WWII cryptology. College women were recruited from math departments at colleges around the country to learn cryptanalysis. Thousands of other women joining the Army and Navy were assigned to code work operating machines that broke enemy codes or transmitting coded messages to Washington. This is their story.
Register

Thu, Mar 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teens! Join us Thursday afternoons for gaming! We'll have a variety of games on offer like Among Us, Jackbox, and Codenames starting at 4 pm each Thursday. Register for the invitation to join our Discord server if you haven't already done so.

Thu, Mar 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Get tips and support from other caregivers. Facilitated by Jeannette Findley & JC Hooker. The link to participate in this Zoom meeting will be emailed to all registrants an hour before the event.

Sat, Mar 13, 9:00am - 10:00am
Beginner or big-time, confident or compulsive, stuck or star-lit! All are welcome. Expect a friendly session of discussion, editing and support. Register to receive a link to participate an hour before the event.

Sat, Mar 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Join Loretta Woodward Veney, healthcare advocate expert, as she speaks about the following topics: what it means to be an advocate, best practices for advocating for others and ourselves, seeking and finding the help you need, preparing for medical appointments, planning for emergencies, what to do when things go wrong, and defining the role of an Ombudsman. Panel discussion to follow.

Mon, Mar 15, 9:00am - 9:15am
Science, technology, engineering, art, math? What will we talk about this week? Kindergarten through fifth graders are invited to join Calvert Library each week for It's Elementary! Enjoy a story followed by a fun at-home STEAM based activity using common household items!

Mon, Mar 15, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Join University of Maryland Extension (UME) Family & Consumer Sciences Educators Mona Habibi and Erin Jewell for a Free 4 Part series. Dining with Diabetes is a national program designed for adults with type 2 diabetes.
Register

Tue, Mar 16, 9:00am - 10:00am
Storytime is back in session online! Join your favorite librarian as we continue to develop early literacy skills through movement, music and stories. We will introduce early literacy and demonstrate ways to nurture pre-reading skills while you are at home. You can find all our Storytime Online presentations on Calvert Library's Facebook and YouTube.

Tue, Mar 16, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us this month on Zoom for an online discussion of "The Truths We Hold" by Kamala Harris. Please register so we can email you the link to join the discussion. The link will come an hour before the event.

Wed, Mar 17, 9:00am - 11:00am
Offered by Maryland Department of Labor, American Job Center, this is an interactive workshop for resume and cover letter writing help. Looking for a job, or a better job? Don't miss this free class. Registration closes one day before the event.

Wed, Mar 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Listen to the first chapters of popular, new and recommended books for adults. New chapters are posted every week. Search "Calvert Library's Book Bites for Adults" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Wed, Mar 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Listen to the first chapters of popular, new and recommended books. New chapters are posted every week. Search "Calvert Library's Book Bites" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Wed, Mar 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Listen to the first chapters of popular, new and recommended books for teens. New chapters are posted every week. Search "Calvert Library's Book Bites for Teens" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Wed, Mar 17, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Hone your interview skills with Maryland Department of Labor, American Job Center! Interactive workshop with mock interviews and advice for in-person as well as virtual meetings. Registration ends one day prior to the event.

Wed, Mar 17, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Join us for a lively discussion about The Dutch House by Ann Patchett!

Thu, Mar 18, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Daring women of Maryland made their mark on history as spies, would-be queens, and fiery suffragettes. From famous figures like Harriet Tubman to unsung heroines like "Lady Law" Violet Hill Whyte, author Lauren R. Silberman introduces Maryland's most tenacious and adventurous women in this virtual program presented through Zoom webinar.
Register

Thu, Mar 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teens! Join us Thursday afternoons for gaming! We'll have a variety of games on offer like Among Us, Jackbox, and Codenames starting at 4 pm each Thursday. Register for the invitation to join our Discord server if you haven't already done so.

Thu, Mar 18, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Teens! Calvert Library needs you! We want the library to be a safe space where teens can hang out and freely access books and information. We can't do this in our buildings right now, but we still want to assist teens virtually. TACOS meets monthly to help us with our events and services. You can receive 1 Service Learning hour for each meeting. Register for the invite to our Discord server.

Fri, Mar 19, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Looking for a writers' group? All writers and would-be writers are welcome to come for critique & camaraderie.

Sat, Mar 20, 10:00am - 11:30am
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Join us on Zoom! Discover the plants, and what you can do to help bees, butterflies, and other pollinators in your yard.

Mon, Mar 22, 9:00am - 9:15am
Science, technology, engineering, art, math? What will we talk about this week? Kindergarten through fifth graders are invited to join Calvert Library each week for It's Elementary! Enjoy a story followed by a fun at-home STEAM based activity using common household items!

Mon, Mar 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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This month's movie is: "I Am Not Your Negro". It is available on HOOPLA through Calvert Library. Watch the movie prior to the Zoom event and join us for a lively discussion on Monday night. Please register to receive an emailed link to the Zoom event an hour before it begins.

Tue, Mar 23, 9:00am - 10:00am
Storytime is back in session online! Join your favorite librarian as we continue to develop early literacy skills through movement, music and stories. We will introduce early literacy and demonstrate ways to nurture pre-reading skills while you are at home. You can find all our Storytime Online presentations on Calvert Library's Facebook and YouTube.

Tue, Mar 23, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join us for a talk about both of these American icons with University of Maryland historian Dr. Richard Bell.
Register

Wed, Mar 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Representatives from the Maryland Department of Labor, Veterans Program will be taking appointments via phone, Zoom, or Google Meets app to meet with veterans seeking employment. Register and you will be contacted to schedule a meeting date and time from 10:00AM-12:00PM on the second and fourth Wednesday's of every month.

Wed, Mar 24, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Listen to the first chapters of popular, new and recommended books for adults. New chapters are posted every week. Search "Calvert Library's Book Bites for Adults" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Wed, Mar 24, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Listen to the first chapters of popular, new and recommended books. New chapters are posted every week. Search "Calvert Library's Book Bites" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Wed, Mar 24, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Listen to the first chapters of popular, new and recommended books for teens. New chapters are posted every week. Search "Calvert Library's Book Bites for Teens" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Wed, Mar 24, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
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Come join us for some games! We'll have a variety to choose from such as Scategories, chess, and Codenames. All skill levels are welcome. After you register, you will receive an email with a Zoom meeting link. If you do not receive this email, be sure to check your spam folder.

Thu, Mar 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teens! Join us Thursday afternoons for gaming! We'll have a variety of games on offer like Among Us, Jackbox, and Codenames starting at 4 pm each Thursday. Register for the invitation to join our Discord server if you haven't already done so.

Thu, Mar 25, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Do you love great books and fabulous food? Then you'll want to join us each month as we read, discuss, and digest one of our favorite culinary novels. This month we're reading Fever. Mary Beth Keane has written a spectacularly bold and intriguing novel about the woman known as "Typhoid Mary", the first person in America identified as a healthy carrier of Typhoid Fever.
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