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      June 27, 2019

      Thursday   9:00 AM

      901 Park Avenue
      Richmond, Virginia 23284

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      The Fierce Urgency of Now: Virginia's LGBTQ+ Health Equity Symposium

      In commemoration of PRIDE month, please join the Virginia Department of Health's Office of Health Equity and a myriad of community partners, for The Fierce Urgency of NOW!: Virginia's first LGBTQ+ Health Equity Symposium!  In this inaugural gathering, we will celebrate PRIDE month, and the resiliency of the LGBTQ+ community, while also taking an honest look at who's been left behind in the strides forward. Focusing on health equity, and improving health outcomes beyond HIV/AIDs, this gathering will prove to be valuable for healthcare providers, public health professionals, community members, legislators, and allys.  Free and open to the public. All are welcome.  Free parking, on-site! Tentative Agenda 9:00 am -9:10 am: Welcome + Opening Remarks 9:10 am - 9:55 am: Setting the Stage with Common language + Historical context 10:00 am -11:15 am: Morning Panel Discussion 11:20 am-11:45 am: Morning networking break 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm: Lunch Keynote, TBD 1:05 pm- 2:15 pm: Afternoon Panel Discussion 2:20 pm- 2:50 pm: Afternoon Keynote 2:55 pm-3:00 pm: Closing Remarks + Dismissal For additional questions and media inquiries, please contact Dr. Lauren Powell, Director, Office of Health Equity, Virginia Department of Health: lauren.powell@vdh.virginia.gov Supported by the Office of Governor Ralph Northam, and the following additional partners: SidebySide RVA, Health Brigade, Us Giving Richmond Connections (UGRC), VCU, Equality Virginia, Virginia PRIDE, Virginia Department of Health, Office of Health Equity, Nationz Foundation, Virginia Anti-Violence Project (VAVP), Planned Parenthood, and Diversity Richmond.

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