Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Join the WCTC School of Health and IDEA for a special documentary screening of "The Color of Care" and panel discussion on October 18 in the Richard T. Anderson Education Center at WCTC's Pewaukee Campus.
Produced by Harpo Productions from executive producers Oprah Winfrey, Terry Wood and Catherine Cyr. Directed by OSCAR®-nominated and Emmy® award winning director Yance Ford, with producer Kate Bolger. THE COLOR OF CARE chronicles how people of color suffer from systemically substandard healthcare. THE COLOR OF CARE traces the origins of racial health disparities to practices that began during slavery in the U.S. and continue today. Using personal testimony, expert interviews, and disturbing data, the film reveals the impact of racism on health, serving as an urgent warning of what must be done to save lives. Systemic racism is a public health crisis, and we need to seize this moment to open people’s eyes to health disparity and champion real change in the U.S.
“At the height of the pandemic, I read something that stopped me in my tracks. I read a story about Gary Fowler, a Black man that died in his home because no hospital would treat him despite his COVID-19 symptoms. As we continued to hear how the racial disparities in our country were exacerbated by the effects of the pandemic, I felt something needed to be done. This film is my way of doing something, with the intention that the stories we share serve as both a warning and foster a deeper understanding of what changes need to take place to better serve us all.“ - Oprah Winfrey, Executive Producer
WCTC is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Wisconsin Nurses Association (WNA), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This program awards two WNA nursing contact hours.