The twelve North Carolina Junior Leagues have partnered to hold a virtual Statewide Conversation on Inequities on January 23, 2021. The program will feature presentations and panel discussions on healthcare, education, and public policy. We have asked our presenters to recommend resources so attendees can continue learning about the topics discussed and continue these conversations beyond the event itself. We have also included recommendations submitted by members from the North Carolina Junior Leagues as well.
As part of the event, members of the North Carolina Junior Leagues will hold a virtual food drive in partnership with Feeding the Carolinas and their partner food banks, to provide support to all Junior League service areas across the state. Ten percent of the purchase price of any resource purchased from this page will be donated as part of this virtual food drive, in order to increase our impact to these wonderful organizations. In order to make sure your purchase supports the virtual food drive, please make sure to place any orders by January 29th.
For more information about the Summit or to register, please visit the event page at ncjuniorleaguesummit.org.
To view the books and articles recommended by Dr. Sonny Kelly, Dr. Jamila Simpson, and Representative Brandon Lofton, please click the "view list" button below next to each list.
To view an article recommended by Dr. Ronny Bell and Dr. Cedric Bright addressing COVID-19 Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, please click here. Dr. Ronny Bell is Professor of Social Sciences and Health Policy in the Division of Public Health Sciences at ECU. Dr. Cedric Bright is the Associate Dean for Admissions, Professor of Internal Medicine, and the interim Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion at the Brody School of Medicine at ECU.
To learn more about the Leandro decision, a historic court decision establishing that the North Carolina Constitution provides every child with the right to a sound basic education, please click here.
We also want to highlight Black Boy Joy, a children's book written by Charlitta Hatch, President of the Junior League of Charlotte, as part of the Me3 project, "an initiative aimed at changing the perception of young black boys in America through positive images, expressive stories, and deliberate advocacy." Black Boy Joy is available here.