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COVID-19: African Americans & Racial Health Disparities, Part 6 | Millennial Conversation

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For the final installation of our COVID-19 African Americans & Racial Health Disparities series, join three millennials who take the time to process how racism and COVID-19 affect the African American community. This discussion is moderated by Amanda Onusko, Master’s of Social Work Candidate at the University of Michigan.

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Amina Smith-Mohammed

Amina Smith-Mohammed is currently a Master’s of Social Work Candidate at Walden University. A native Detroiter, she also works with the homeless population of Detroit at Southwest Counseling Solutions as an Intake Specialist helping individuals with the process of obtaining housing and shelter. Amina received a Bachelor’s of Social Work from Northern Michigan University where she was an active leader of the Black Student Union, a member of a women’s organization called Golden Z, and a volunteer of Teaching Family Homes. Amina has been working at home as a result of the pandemic and continues to be a dedicated social worker and balancing life as a mother of one.

John Yezbak

John Yezbak is currently working as the Front Manager at Animal Medical Center of Marquette in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He has a Bachelor’s of Applied Science degree in Management from Northern Michigan University. John has experience working with a support group for men called, Men Outside the Box, whose mission is to engage in discussions about social issues, unpack and deconstruct social stereotypes and norms, create a safe space for dialogue and learning, and seek to reshape what it means to be a man and how the idea of masculinity influences the way in which men live.

Carl D. Greer

Carl D. Greer received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He recently completed a Dual-Master of Educational Leadership and Policy and Social Work at the University of Michigan and is pursuing a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Carl is an experienced community researcher with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education, K-12 education, and grant writing sectors.