Join the Minnesota Asian/American Health Coalition for its second annual Health Equity Day 2012 at the State Capitol on Wednesday, March 28.
Health Equity Day is a recognition of the power of awareness, empowerment and action of Asian, African, African American, American Indian, Latino, LGTBQ and other allied communities coming together to fight for greater equity at the state and local levels in Minnesota. The event seeks systemic change across social factors that influence and can provide optimal access to health for all.
The event starts at 9:30 a.m. across the street from Capitol at Southeast Asian Ministry with community dialogue on health equity, learning tools to identify systemic and social factors affecting health equity, and discussion on how our communities currently advance health equity. Registration is required for morning session.
A rally will follow in the Capitol Rotunda at 12:30 p.m. with Sen. Hayden, Rep. Champion and Rep. E Murphy.
There are several cosponsoring organizations including Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota; Centre for Asian Pacific Islanders, State Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, Southeast Asian Ministry, Vietnamese Social Services of Minnesota.