NAACP Reno/Sparks Branch #1112
Phone: (775) 322-2992
P.O. Box 7757
Reno, NV 89510

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Reno-Sparks NAACP UNR Symposium Agenda on the Ides of February
9:00a.m.-2:00p.m. / Saturday Feb. 15, 2020/ University of Nevada-Reno / Student Union / 4th Floor

Welcome and Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Lonnie L. Feemster, President, NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112

Keynote Address: The U.S. 2020 Census
Laura Thorwarth, Regional Census Organizer

Morning and Lunch Plenary Sessions

Brief Overview of the Role and Function of the NAACP Health Committee and Introduction of Plenary Speaker: Janet Serial, BSW, Health Committee Chair, Reno-Sparks NAACP

Healthcare Workforce Pipeline— Connecting Students to Careers, Professionals to Communities, and Communities to Better Health
Andrea Gregg, Executive Director, High Sierra Advanced Health Education Center (AHEC)
K-12 Initiatives
High Sierra AHEC Student Ambassador Program
Nevada AHEC Scholars Program


Introduction of Luncheon Panel Facilitator: Patricia Gallimore, Second Vice-President and Environmental Climate Justice (ECJ) Program Chair, Reno-Sparks NAACP

Overview and Introduction of Panelists
Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia in the African-American Community
Dr. Peter Reed, Ph.D., MPH, Director, Sanford Center for Aging; Professor, Community Health Sciences, UNR School of Medicine; Chair, State Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease

Panelists: Denise Hund, LSW, Alzheimer’s Association; Tina Dortch, MPA, Program Manager, Nevada Office of Minority Health and Equity and Vice-Chair, Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease; Heather Haslem, MS, Sanford Center for Aging Wellness Director

2020 Black History Month Achievement Awards & Tributes
Lonnie L. Feemster, President, Reno-Sparks NAACP
Pastor Live Tau (Posthumous) Faith-Based Leadership and Military Achievement
Dr. John Wynn — Faith-Based Leadership and Filmmaker

Afternoon Plenary Sessions

Brief Overview of the NAACP Environmental Climate Justice Program and Introduction of Plenary Speaker: Patricia Gallimore, Second Vice-President, Environmental Climate Justice (ECJ) Program Chair, Reno-Sparks NAACP

Disproportionate Impact of Environmental Injustice and Climate Change on Communities of Color and Other Low-Income Communities
Lynne Barker, City of Reno Sustainability Manager

Introduction of Panel Moderator: Janet Serial, NAACP Health Committee Chair
Overview and Introduction of Plenary Panelists
The State of Black Mental Health in Washoe County
Dr. Melanie P. Duckworth, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology and Associate Dean of the College of Science, UNR

Panelists: Pastor Norris Dupree, Ph.D., Clinical Therapist, MFT, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (LADC) and Owner, Transformations Therapy and Behavioral Consultation
Elaine Brannon, LSW, Executive Director, Revivals Health and Wellness Council
Destiny Wright, MS in Counseling with emphasis in Rehabilitation

Closing Remarks: Patricia Gallimore, Second Vice-President, Reno-Sparks NAACP

Agenda subject to change.

Foundational funding by a grant from the NAACP Environmental/Climate Justice Program.
The Reno-Sparks Branch has been honored as one of 10 inaugural recipients.

For further information, luncheon reservations and/or contributing to support the event, call (775) 322-2992 or e-mail Patricia Gallimore or Janet Serial. Thank you.


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