Reverend Al Sharpton

Founder and President, National Action Network

The Reverend Al Sharpton is an internationally renowned civil rights leader, founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), which has more than 100 chapters across the country. Hailed by former President Barack Obama as a “champion for the downtrodden,” Reverend Sharpton is the host of “Politics Nation” on MSNBC; a nationally syndicated daily radio show “Keepin’ It Real”; and a nationally broadcast radio show on Sunday titled, “The Hour of Power.”

A disciple of the teachings of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Reverend Sharpton has been at the forefront of the modern civil rights movement for nearly a half of a century. He has championed police reform and accountability, calling for the elimination of unjust policies like “Stop-and-Frisk.” He has fought for voting rights, equity in education and healthcare and LGBTQ rights. Across the years, Reverend Sharpton has advocated for those who have been victimized including Yusef Hawkins, Michael Stewart, Amadou Diallo, Abner Louima, Sean Bell, the Jena Six, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner and others.

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Wednesday Oct. 21
2:00 PM
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No Access, No Justice: Addressing Systemic Racism in Alzheimer’s Research and Health Services

The impacts of systemic racism are being discussed more openly than ever before, from policing to COVID-19’s effects on people of color. This town hall will explore the role that systemic racism has played in shaping access to Alzheimer’s research and health services, from exclusionary study protocols to discrimination against researchers of color. Speakers will explore solutions for addressing the effects of racism through equity-centered research, policymaking and infrastructure development. Key question: What goals can we set to help address the effects of systemic racism in access to Alzheimer’s health services and research?

With a special message from Reverend Al Sharpton.

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