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Power Podcast for Justice Episode 4: Building Community to Make System Change

In the fourth episode of the Power Podcast for Justice, Kenn and Dr. Linda are joined by Dr. Wendy Ellis, Assistant Professor in Global Health and the Director of the Center for Community Resilience at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University.

During Episode 4, we begin the conversation by discussing structural and social determinants of health and racism and the creation of systems that have led to the inequities we see in community today. We then move into a conversation about the landscape of communities of color and why there are neighborhood patterns that have led to different levels of access to things like fresh groceries and alcohol. Dr. Linda, Kenn, and Dr. Ellis finish their discussion by delving into what to do with this information, including lifting up work being done across the country to leverage community voice, encourage narrative change, and build community to make system change.