How the Physiology of Generational & Historical Trauma Impacts Equity

Alliance providers are invited to join international lecturer, culturalist and trauma specialist Iya Affo for a free 48-hour lecture series, which runs from February 22 through October 10, 2024.

The series will be held in a mostly virtual setting, with the option to attend in person for the first and last sessions. The in-person gatherings will be held at the Merced County Office of Education’s Downtown Professional Development Center at 1715 Canal Street in Merced.


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This hybrid series delves deeply into the impact of generational and racial trauma on BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) communities, approaching it from both a cultural and neurological perspective. Through the art of storytelling intertwined with contemporary academia, attendees will explore the reasons behind the challenges faced by many communities of color in exhibiting resilience in the face of adversity.

The Alliance encourages providers to attend to deepen their understanding of population health and factors impacting health equity when caring for our members.

Lecture dates and times

In person/virtual: February 22, 2024, 8:30 AM-3:30 p.m.

Virtual, the following Tuesdays, 1-4 p.m.

  • March 12, 2024
  • March 26, 2024
  • April 9, 2024
  • April 23, 2024
  • May 7, 2024
  • May 21, 2024
  • June 4, 2024
  • June 18, 2024
  • August 6, 2024
  • August 20, 2024
  • September 10, 2024
  • September 24, 2024

In person/virtual: October 10, 2024, 8:30 AM-3:30 p.m.

This series is supported by an Equity Learning for Health Professionals program grant through the Alliance’s Medi-Cal Capacity Grant Program.

For more information on this event, please contact Dennis Haines, Family Social Services Supervisor at the Merced County Office of Education, at 209-381-5981 or [email protected].