Upcoming Events

Dear Community Members,

As always, the priority of the Urban League is to safeguard our community, volunteers and staff. Every day, we learn more and more about the Coronavirus/COVID-19 and are following the recommendations of the U.S. Center for Disease and Prevention, the CDC, and state and local health agencies. Taking into consideration the widespread efforts to reduce the spread of the illness, we have decided to cancel all group-related client activities until further notice.

We are diligently following the CDC's guidance for planning, preparing and responding to the epidemic that can be found at CDC.gov. We urge you to keep abreast of developments as well. We will continue to keep you apprised of our plans and welcome your input.

Virtual Events

Diversity and Inclusion Conference, Bridging the Heath Gap

The title says it all! We share finding of the 2020 State of Black America® report which lays bare how systemic racism worsens already vulnerable health outcomes for our black communities. This edition matches the moment for introspection and unmasks deep rooted inequities through the lens of the #COVID19 pandemic. With the support of the Nord Family Foundation, Health Policy Institute of Ohio (HPIO) presents specific data for the state of Ohio in the first session. Amy Rohling McGee and Reem Aly, President and Vice President of HPIO, presents data and research evidence that shows racism as a crisis with profound and pervasive impacts across healthcare, education, housing, food, economics, criminal justice, and political systems. Our second session is a panel discussion with esteemed community members moderated by long time Urban Leaguer Student Doctor Chynna D. Smith, OMS-IV.

Please read and view these resources:

2020 State of Black America UNMASKED

Connections between Racism and Health: Taking Action to Eliminate Racism and Advance Equity

COVID-19 Ohio Minority Health Strike Force Blueprint

Ohio’s Executive Response: A Plan of Action to Advance Equity

Ring the Alarm: The Crisis of Black Youth Suicide in America REPORT

The Urban League and God’s Kingdom in Lorain have joined the MHARS Board’s call to bring awareness to a growing concern: the rising rate of death by suicide among Black youth. We ask everyone to learn about the recent work of the Congressional Black Caucus to bring attention to this issue.

Please read and view these resources:

Ring the Alarm: The Crisis of Black Youth Suicide in America | Report to Congress from the Congressional Black Caucus

Responding to the Alarm: Addressing Black Youth Suicide webinar