Mississippi Today and the Millsaps Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center are hosting a panel discussion on “Inequities in the Healthcare System” on Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 6 pm. The event is free and open to the public and includes a reception.

Sponsored by the Mississippi Humanities Council, this event will take place in the James and Madeleine McMullan Lecture Hall, room 122 of the Richard and Selby McRae Christian Center at Millsaps College and will be livestreamed here.

Millsaps alumna and Community Health Editor for Mississippi Today Kate Royals will lead the discussion. Panelists include Dr. Nelson Atehortua De La Peña, Director, Office of Health Data and Research, Mississippi State Department of Health; Lamees El-sadek (class of 2011), Doctoral Candidate, Harvard School of Public Health; LeJeune Johnson, founder and CEO of Therapy Plus, LLC; and Dr. Alan Penman, Professor, Department of Preventative Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center.

This panel comes out of a grant application that the Millsaps Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center made to the Mississippi Humanities Council.

For this event, the panelists will investigate the idea of “racial healing” through the lens of health care and the inequities that make it harder for many Jacksonians (and Mississippians) to find the resources they need to heal and live healthy lives.


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