Wed, Feb 09|
Crack versus Heroin: Disparity of Response and Why It Still Matters: Angela Ewing-Boyd, Guest Speaker
This is the second topic in our guest speaker series. We are delighted to have Angela Ewing-Boyd as our speaker! The payment you make goes directly to the speaker. No percentage comes to OMI or Adalia.
Time & Location
Feb 09, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
About the event
In 2021 Angela founded Zanasa Center for Healing and Justice to
work full-time with individuals, families, and communities of color to
facilitate healing through therapeutic interventions. These
interventions include cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused
therapy and integrative therapies such as yoga, nutrition, meditation,
and cultural and spiritual practices. Over the next two years, Angela
would like to expand Zanasa's scope of work to include direct service
support and policy reform in housing and food security and substance
use recovery. Angela's training and experience as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
is complemented by her training in meditation and Vinyasa yoga.
Her current research, advocacy, and clinical interests include domestic minor sex trafficking,
food security, supporting the healing of black families, and implementing spiritually-based
solutions in practice settings.
In addition to her therapeutic work, Angela has been working on equity in health and social
access for Black families. She has directed programming to reduce infant mortality at the Family
Health and Birth Center and worked in the private sector as a consultant for infant mortality
reduction at BETAH, a small woman and minority-owned business. Angela has worked in both
advocacy and direct service to support healthy mothers and children, particularly to increase
breastfeeding rates and decrease maternal mortality among Black women in Wards 5, 7, and 8.
She also is experienced as a client advocate in social service access to housing, food security,
and education. She serves on the COVID emergency response team focused on food security
issues that emerged during the pandemic.
Her work in maternal health disparities was featured in the American Public Health Journal and
Journal of Women’s health. In 2014-2015 Angela was selected as a Behavioral Health
Education and Training Program (HUSSW-BHETP) fellow; in 2015 she received the inaugural
Howard University School of Social Work Distinguished Student award and was inducted into
Phi Alpha Social Work Honors Society.
Option 3$50.00+$1.25 service fee
Option 1$30.00+$0.75 service fee
Option 2$40.00+$1.00 service fee