Walk of Healing to Kick Off “Igniting Hope” Conference

On August 13 and 14 the African American Health Equity task Force presents the IGNITING HOPE CONFERENCE. This free conference is designed to heal historical trauma from racists research, policies and practices and will feature A Walk of Healing on Friday followed by a Virtual Conference on Saturday. 

The two-day event will include the following :

August 13, A Walk of Healing.   An in person walk that kicks off the conference. The walk will start at 4p.m.  on Michigan and Broadway at the African American Heritage Corridor Archway and end at the Freedom Wall where a community celebration will  begin  upon arrival.       

August 14, The Conference is from 8:30a.m. – 3p.m. with  speakers covering three topics 


Topic: “My Journey to Discover Why Disparities Exist… and What to Do About it” with Thomas A. Leveist PhD., Dean and Weatherhead Presidential Chair in Health Equity, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Health, New Orleans La. 

Topic: “The Anchor Mission: Tackling economic & Racial Disparities to Create Equitable health Outcomes” with Heidi L. Gartland, Chief Government and Community Relations Officer, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH. 

Topic: “Historical Trauma: A Contemporary Conundrum” with Donald E. Grant PhD., Executive Director, Mindful Training Solutions LLC. 

To register go to the website, buffalohealthequity.org