Conference focuses on violence as a public health issue

Conference focuses on violence as a public health issue

March 19, 2019

Too many people in our community are dying prematurely due to violence. To address this tradegy, the African American Health Coalition with the Latino Health Coalition is holding the 1st annual “Speak Life!” conference May 4 on violence and its impact on health.

The conference will evaluate violence through the lens of race and explore the implications for the health of people of color. Specifically, the event will explore intimate partner violence, youth violence and violence related to mental health and substance use. Following dynamic speakers and panel discussions, there will be time for participants to interact. The goal of the program is to build awareness of the issues and provide opportunity for discussion. The conference seeks to understand the health inequities that exist and the role residents can play in improving the well-being of our community.

Although this is the first Speak Life! Conference, the event builds on the five-year success of the Faith and Medicine – Working Together to Eliminate Health Disparities conferences.

Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and the conference runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event includes a light breakfast and lunch.

Seating is limited, so register today! Advance registration is open through April 26. After that, tickets will be available for $30 cash or check at the door. Discounted parking is available for $5 at the event.


Sat, May 4, 2019, 8:00 AM EDT


Rochester Riverside Hotel
120 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14604

Register here.