What is Black?

Building Communities of Hope

Episode Summary

How do you feel? What do you say after another tragic incident has occurred due to hate? How do you talk to you kids? Our guests for this episode include a panel of diverse, dynamic and passionate child advocates and pediatricians, Dr. Sindhura Kodali, Dr. Jonathan Weinkle, Dr. Julie Linton, Dr. Sonia Khan, and Dr. Noor Jihan Abdul-Haqq. In this episode, we reflect on recent tragedies motivated by hatred, discuss their work with families to address and tackle tough issues such as racism, islamophobia, antisemitism, and how they help create safe spaces for families.

Episode Notes

How do you feel? What do you say after you learn about another tragic incident that has occurred due to hate? How do you talk to you kids? Our guests for this episode include a panel of diverse, dynamic and passionate child advocates and pediatricians, Dr. Sindhura Kodali, Dr. Jonathan Weinkle , Dr. Julie Linton, Dr. Sonia Khan, and Dr. Jihan Abdul-Haqq.

In this episode, we reflect on recent tragedies motivated by hatred, discuss their work with families to address and tackle tough issues such as racism, islamophobia, antisemitism, and how they help create safe spaces for families.

Guest Bios:
Sindhura Kodali is a pediatrician practicing in the Bay Area. She is the daughter of first generation immigrants and was raised in Southeast Michigan. Over the past decade, she has had the privilege of partnering with South Asian community organizations and activists and supporting their efforts to raise awareness and understanding about hate crimes against South Asians. These experiences inform her work as a pediatrician and educator.

Handles: Twitter @sindhoorichickn
Instagram @sindhoorichickn
Facebook: Sindhura.Kodali

Jonathan Weinkle is an internist and pediatrician at the Squirrel Hill Health Center in Pittsburgh, a federally qualified health center serving a population that hails from more than 80 countries and speaks more than 60 languages. He serves on the clinical faculty of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and is Medical Director of the Physician Assistant Studies Program at Chatham University. Dr. Weinkle is also the author of the recently published book, Healing People, Not Patients: Creating Authentic Relationships in Modern Healthcare, in which he takes the core principle of his Jewish faith, that humans are created in God’s image, and maps out the nuts and bolts of a healing relationship, and healthcare system, that lives that belief.

Social media:
FB: Healers Who Listen
Twitter: @healerswholistn
Instagram: @healerswholisten
Web address: http://healerswholisten.com

Julie Linton is a pediatrician in Greenville, SC and a Culture of Health Leader.*

*Culture of Health Leaders is a national leadership program supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support leaders—from all sectors that have an influence on people’s health—to create collaborative solutions that address health inequities and move their communities and organizations toward a Culture of Health.

Social media:
@juliemlinton

Sonia F. Khan is a pediatrician in California, Commisioner, Human Relations, City of Freemont, California, and Consultant, Pediatrics, Critical Care & Adolescent Medicine.

Noor Jihan Abdul-Haqq completed her Pediatric residency with Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. She currently owns her practice Peace of Mind Pediatrics in Oklahoma serving a diverse population. Her honors include the Gold Foundation's Humanism in Medicine award, Sisters United Practitioner of the Year and The Journal Record's Achievers Under 40 Award. She is happily married with 3 children. Dr. Jihan Abdul-Haqq is a pediatrician practicing in Oklahoma.

Resources:
Talking to Children About Tragedies & Other News Events https://www.healthychildren.org/English/family-life/Media/Pages/Talking-To-Children-About-Tragedies-and-Other-News-Events.aspx