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Finding Humanity at the End of Life: Two Provocative Evenings with Pastor Corey Kennard and Dr. Jessica Zitter

Join us for the second in this two-part mini series, which aims to explore the experience of seriously ill and dying African Americans in our healthcare system. We will explore the important role that faith plays, as well as examine the inequities this community encounters when seeking care at the end of life.

Part 2: Exploring Racial Inequities in Health Care at the End of Life

How can we build trust and confidence in our healthcare system for African Americans, who have suffered from inequitable treatment, been excluded and neglected in our nation’s healthcare system?

In Part Two of this series, Dr. Jessica Zitter and Pastor Corey Kennard will explore the great divide between seriously-ill African American patients and the healthcare system they come to for support.  The history of racial inequity in our healthcare system has created an atmosphere of alienation and distrust on the part of African Americans. Facilitated by Cynthia Perilliat, CEO of Alameda County Care Alliance, this component of the series will acknowledge and explore those challenges and discuss strategies to bring patient, family, and healthcare team closer together.

To learn more about Part 1, please go here.


Sponsored by Glide Memorial Church

Attendees must register with each venue and not through The Commonwealth Club. Ticketing will be done via the ReImagine website at

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Corey Kennard

Pastor, Amplify Christian Church, Detroit

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Jessica Nutik Zitter

Physician, Highland Hospital, Oakland

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Cynthia Carter Perrilliat

MPA, Executive Director, Alameda County Care Alliance—Facilitator