NATIONAL BLACK CHILD DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE’S ‘LAST THURSDAYS’ VIRTUAL LEARNING SERIES RETURNS TO ADDRESS CRITICAL ISSUES IN BLACK COMMUNITIES

COVID-19 vaccine, virtual vs. in-class learning and food insecurities among hot topics

(Black PR Wire) SILVER SPRING, MD – The National Black Child Development Institute, Inc. (NBCDI) today announced the return of its bi-monthly Virtual Learning Series kicking-off on Thursday, February 25, 2021. Hosted on Thursdays, this half-day sessions will address the impact and unique challenges that the global health crisis has had on communities of color — specifically children, parents and early educators.

“We remain steadfast in empowering families and early educators through information, advocacy and resources,” said Allyson Jones, vice president of national partnerships and community mobilization, NBCDI. “The Virtual Learning Series is a part of our extended 50th anniversary work during 2021, which is digitally designed in format and content to support a world still struggling through Covid-19.

Each session is broken into two parts featuring thought-leaders and subject matter experts exchanging on topics such as COVID-19, Educator Appreciation and Supports and Supplementing At-Home Learning.  The sessions end with a special Q&A session. 

FEBRUARY 25, NOON TO 5 P.M.

NOON

  • Impacts of COVID-19 on the Black and Latino Community: The Data, Research and the Workforce
  • Bob Stechuck, UnidosUS; Shana Bartley, National Women’s Law Center; and Devonya Govan Hunt, BCDI Charlotte

5 p.m.

  • Impact of COVID-19 on the Black Community: Families, Caregivers and the Vaccine 
  • Medical advisor; Faith leader; Public health expert; AAP Dr.; and NBCDI Affiliate Representative Debbe Hillman, Health & Wellness Chair, BCDI Atlanta

Participants must register at https://glowglobalevents.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2cCdTNeOQCG062mowvSbjA. For more information visit www.nbcdi.org.