The Colorado Health Symposium

Join us for this year’s Colorado Health Symposium, “Reflect and Reinvent: COVID-19, Racial Justice and Health,” on Aug. 5-6. During this day-and-a-half event, attendees will have the option to either attend virtually or join an in-person event in Durango, Glendale, Glenwood Springs, Greeley or Pueblo.

As the leading driver of health inequity, racial injustice most significantly affects people of color living on low income. The pandemic’s devastating impact, coupled with renewed activism for racial justice, calls us to address, boldly, the imbalances of power and privilege that have plagued those with less of it since our country’s inception.

This year’s gathering offers us an opportunity to connect, and together we will explore the intersection of systemic racism and the pandemic, and set our sights on emerging pathways toward a more equitable and healthy future for Colorado communities. We invite advocates, champions and Coloradans committed to bringing health equity in reach to join.

Participating this year will require us to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Be prepared to think in new ways, engage in constructive conversations that address racial inequalities, learn how to connect with divergent views and perspectives, and explore tools that can help dismantle systemic racism.

Progress can feel slow and insufficient, however, that’s how the long work of bending the arc of justice continues. We hope to provide a space that gives attendees the opportunity to recharge and reconnect as we redesign a new and equitable future.

For both the virtual and in-person events, registration is free and required. Spanish interpretation will be provided.