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A conversation featuring top healthcare leaders and focusing on Racism as a Public Health Crisis.

The Greater Indianapolis Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and The Indianapolis Recorder will host a Town Hall on Monday, June 26 at 6:00 p.m. in the Gathertorium at Martin University, 2186 North Sherman Drive. The topic will be Racism is a Public Health Crisis: A Town Hall Conversation.

The event is free and open to the public. It will feature CEOs and Chief Human Resource Officers from Indianapolis' four top healthcare systems: Community, Eskenazi, Franciscan, and Indiana University Health.

"Among the most important topics discussed today is the racism occurring in public health," said Martin University President Dr. Sean Huddleston. "As a convener of sensitive topics so we can learn and grow, Martin University is proud to hold a thought-provoking, highly educational, and eye-opening town hall. The town hall promises to be a must-attend event for anyone interested in maintaining a healthy society that is both fair and equitable."

For more information, please call the local NCAAP branch at (317) 925-5127. To register, visit

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) works to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. The Greater Indianapolis Branch is an all-volunteer organization formed in 1912 and believes that together we can build a community in the Greater Indianapolis area that respects the rights and dignity of all people.

Founded in 1977, Martin University is Indiana's only Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) of higher education. It is steeped in a history of service, and its mission is to educate and develop diverse workforce-ready students in an inclusive, supportive, and collegiate environment. Martin University's vision is to elevate the landscape while providing transformative opportunities, inclusive support, and service to our communities.


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