PAAS: Promoting Equity Through Culturally Competent Prevention

Prevention Action Alliance established the Prevention, Action & Advocacy Summit (PAAS) to provide education and understanding around emerging issues in prevention. The summit educates, empowers and advocates for solutions in prevention.

This year, on May 20, our virtual PAAS will address racism, its impacts on social determinants of health and how prevention should be part of the solution. The summit will provide Ohio’s prevention professionals and stakeholders a space to learn, have conversations, share resources and serve as a call-to-action for change that is culturally competent, just and equitable. Join us for a day filled with engagement and learn from our incredible speakers.

Join us May 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Opening Keynote Speaker

Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson, President and CEO, Children’s Defense Fund
“Racial Justice and Child Well-Being in America”

Dr. Starsky Wilson, President & CEO, Children's Defense Fund
Dr. Starsky Wilson

Presentations By

Simone Crawley, Founder and CEO, Crawley Cultural Consulting
“Racial Reckoning: Your Role in Achieving Equity”

Dr. Chenelle Jones, Assistant Dean of Community Engagement, Franklin University
“Did Black Lives Matter? The War on Drugs and the Quest for Equal Justice Under the Law”

Dr. Terrance Dean, Assistant Professor, Denison University
We Are Not Okay: Black Bodies, Healthcare and Racism as a Public Health Crisis”

Closing Keynote Speaker

Dr. Wanda Boone
Dr. Wanda Boone

Dr. Wanda Boone, Executive Director, Together for Resilient Youth (TRY)
“Transformative Prevention in America”

Also Featuring

Honey Bell-Bey and The Distinguished Gentlemen of Spoken Word


Register for the Prevention Action and Advocacy Summit on Racism: Promoting Equity Through Culturally Competent Prevention.* The fee is $49 per person.

* 5.75 contact hours of Social Work, Counseling, CHES, and Prevention CEs for attending the full day.



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