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Candid Conversations

February 25, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Women United and United Way of the Mid-South regretfully announce the postponement of “CANDID CONVERSATIONS: COVID-19 VACCINES AND VACCINATIONS” on the original date of Thursday, February 11, due to unforeseen and changing circumstances.  We understand the critical nature of this conversation, and we have confirmed a new date of Thursday, February 25, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. CST.

We will continue to offer two ways to be part of this Candid Conversation on our new date of Thursday, February 25, at 6:00 p.m. CST. Want to register and receive reminders and a calendar invite?  Click HERE to receive a link to join the conversation OR just join the conversation here on our website!

National and local medical professionals share insights into the COVID-19 virus and the efficacy of the vaccination.

Women United and United Way of the Mid-South will assemble a Town Hall for all Mid-Southerners to learn more about the COVID-19 virus and the vaccinations available to the public. “Candid Conversations: COVID-19 Vaccinations” will be led by keynote speaker, Dr. Barney Graham, MD, PhD, Deputy Director of the NIH Vaccine Research Center and Chief of the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory, and will feature an impressive panel engaged in an honest conversation about the vaccine and its role in mitigating the spread of COVID-19. In partnership with Local24 Memphis, The Commercial Appeal, National Civil Rights Museum and MLK50: Justice Through Journalism, this dialogue will provide the answers our community needs to understand the virus, address current myths about the vaccine, and receive up-to-date medical information about the vaccine, its distribution, and how it can work as one of the most effective tools to protect your health and prevent further disease.

This event is free and open to all. Attendees are encouraged to listen and learn from this virtual conversation.

The presenter is Barney Graham, MD, PhD, Deputy Director of the NIH Vaccine Research Center and Chief of the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory. The event will include a panel discussion, moderated by Wendi Thomas, Founder and Editor of MLK50: Justice Through Journalism, and will feature these panelists:

  • Rev. Dr. Keith Norman, Pastor, First Baptist Broad, VP of Government Affairs, Baptist Memorial Healthcare and member of the Memphis – Shelby County Joint COVID-19 Task Force
  • LaTonya B. Washington, MD, President, Bluff City Medical Society
  • Nathaniel Boutte, PharmD, Pharmacist, Walgreens
  • Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health
  • Alisa Haushalter, DNP, RN, PHNA-BCDirector, Shelby County Health Department


February 25, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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