Health Inequities in Communities of Color

The coronavirus pandemic has made long-standing health inequities in communities of color even more important to address.

Dr. Vanessa E. Martínez-Renuncio is a professor of Anthropology at Holyoke Community College. Dr. Martínez-Renuncio joins Zydalis Bauer to share her insight on the history of health inequities among communities of color and discuss ways to address these disparities in western Mass.

And more western Mass stories tonight…

As a child, Marilyn Honig lost her mother and three siblings in a house fire. Rather than letting this tragedy define her future, Honig was inspired to form Berkshire Helping Hands to assist other survivors of house fires.

Then, hear from Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz, who recently announced he will not seek re-election this fall. Narkewicz shares why he’s stepping down from leading Hampshire County’s largest city and his future plans.

Finally, travel to Heath, MA, where artist Dave Rothstein used over two tons of freshly fallen snow to craft a large-scale snow sculpture at Burnt Hill Farm.