05.11.20 | Advocacy and Action, Racial Justice
Everyone Counts: Health and Wealth Equity Webinar
Monday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m.
Join this webinar, sponsored by the BWC Advocacy and Action Wealth Equity Network, where regional leaders in public health will address the impact of health disparities upon minority and vulnerable populations across our Conference. They will also offer ways that congregations can aid in improving health outcomes in their communities.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Thank you.
Participants include Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt (DC Gov), Dr. Letitia Dzirasa (Baltimore City), Dr. Noel Brathwaite (MD), Dr. Shana Ntiri (Baltimore City Cancer Program) and Earl Stoner (Washington County Health Dept).
Accessing Health Care and Addressing Health Disparities in a COVID-19 Era
with Dr. Lisa Cooper
Tuesday, May 12 (12-1 pm)
Join Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Dr. Lisa Cooper, and Dr. Chidinma Ibe, Assistant Professor of General Internal Medicine and Health, Behavior and Society of JHU School of Medicine in a presentation focused on accessing health care and addressing health disparities in a COVID-19 Era. Dr. Cooper directs The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity, where she and her transdisciplinary teamwork with stakeholders from healthcare and the community to implement rigorous clinical trials, identifying interventions that alleviate racial and income disparities in social determinants and health outcomes. The Center also provides training to a new generation of health equity scholars and advocates for social change with policymakers. Come and leave with actionable steps that you can take to improve your own access to health care, advocate for your care, and the health care of your loved ones.
Acquiring Stimulus Funding and Stimulus Relief for Seniors, Veterans, and Others
with Veronica Tubman
Friday, May 15 (1-2 pm)
Who is eligible for stimulus funding? Will there be a second round of stimulus checks? When will I receive my payment? What can I do if I am ineligible for Stimulus Funding? If my loved one died, am I still entitled to his/her check? Join IRS Stakeholder Liaison, Veronica Tubman in this interactive webinar designed with you and your loved ones in mind. Be prepared to submit your questions. Additional resources will be sent to webinar registrants after the session.
Know Your Rights
Conversation with Todd Cagwin
Wednesday, May 20 (12-1 pm)
Attorney Todd Cagwin has been with Maryland Legal Aid since March 2018, as a Staff Attorney in the Community Lawyering Initiative. In this role, he provides legal services through community outreach programs including Lawyer in The Library and Expungement Clinics. Through such clinics, Community Lawyering strives to reduce barriers to employment and housing. Join us as we discuss available Legal Aid services and your legal rights in a COVID-19 era.
Acquiring Stimulus Funding for Businesses, Small Business Owners, and Self-Employed
Friday, May 22 (1-2 pm)
Conversation with Veronica Tubman, IRS Stakeholder Liaison. Share Your Questions Re: Stimulus Funding for Businesses, Small Business Owners, and Self-Employed Persons.
Restorative Justice in the Pandemic Era: Ministry and Advocacy in and beyond Prisons and Detention Centers
Conversation with Dr. Harold Trulear; Moderators: Dr. Sonia King and Rev. Brian Jackson
Wednesday, May 27 (12-1 pm)
As the COVID-19 virus spreads, careful examination of the data reveals that its impacting vulnerable communities at a higher rate than those with more secure social locations. Nowhere is this felt more than in our nation's prisons and jails, where, in at least one case, the infection rate tops 70% for employees and residents. Jesus commands us to visit the prison. The Book of Hebrews tells us to remember them as though suffering with them. With programs closed, residents on lockdown, and social distancing impossible for residents of correctional facilities, people of faith must ask “what shall we then do?” We must engage prison practices and policies, lack of human interaction, release and attendant resources and a host of issues that face those who are incarcerated, their custodial staff and the families impacted as well. The church cannot be silent on behalf of the least of these who yet bear the Imago Dei.
Acquiring Stimulus Funding and Stimulus Relief for Individuals
with Nancy Feliciano, IRS Stakeholder Liaison (In Spanish)
Friday, May 29 (1 pm)
About the presenter:
Nancy Feliciano currently works at the Internal Revenue Service as a Stakeholder Liaison in the Communication & Liaison Division. As a Stakeholder Liaison, she partners with local tax professional organizations, small business groups and industry associations to provide tax education and information. Before she joined the Communications & Liaison Division in 2007 she worked as a Tax Resolution Specialist in the Wage & Investment Division and as a Revenue Representative in the Collection Division. She joined the IRS in 1991 has a total of 35 years in the Government service.
Nancy Feliciano actualmente trabaja con el Servicio de Impuestos Internos como parte de la Oficina de Enlace de Grupos Interesados en la División de Comunicación y Enlace. Como parte de la Oficina de Enlace de Grupos Interesados, se asocia con organizaciones profesionales de impuestos locales, grupos de pequeñas empresas y asociaciones de la industria para proporcionar educación e información tributaria. Antes de unirse a la División de Comunicaciones y Enlace en 2007 trabajó como Especialista en Resolución De impuestos en la División de Salarios e Inversiones y como Representante de Ingresos en la División de Recaudación. Se unió al IRS en 1991 tiene un total de 35 años en el servicio del gobierno.
About the webinar:
The Baltimore-Washington Conference and the Internal Revenue Service invite you to attend a COVID–19 Tax Relief presentation.
- Postponed Federal Filing and Payment Deadlines
- Economic Impact Payments, ranging from $1,200 to $2,400 (even more with qualifying dependents)
- When to use the IRS “Get My Payment” tool
- When to use the IRS “Non-Filer” tool
- Employee Retention Credit
- IRS resources
El Baltimore-Washington Conference y el Servicio de Impuestos Internos lo invitan a asistir a una presentación de Alivio Tributario COVID-19.
Más información sobre:
- Plazos federales de presentación y pago aplazados
- Pagos de Impacto Económico, que van desde $1,200 a $2,400 (incluso más con dependientes calificados)
- Cuándo utilizar la herramienta "Obtener mi pago" del IRS
- Cuándo utilizar la herramienta "Non-Filer" del IRS
- Crédito de Retención de Empleados
- Recursos del IRS
From the COVID-19 Crisis to Economic Justice
Conversation with Maryland Delegate Wanika Fisher and Andrea Johnson from the National Women’s Law Center
Wednesday, June 3 (12-1 pm)
The COVID-19 crisis is not just a health crisis, it is an economic crisis that risks further entrenching racial and gender disparities if we don’t act. Women, people of color, and immigrants are on the frontlines of COVID-19—as a large percentage of those providing essential services and those being impacted by massive job loss and struggling to work and care for children as schools and many child care providers close- communities are being left out and left behind in the federal COVID relief response. Maryland Delegate Wanika Fisher and Andrea Johnson from the National Women’s Law Center will break down the racial and gender impact of the COVID-19 economic crisis in BWC communities and what policies are needed to move us into a world where we can all work with safety, dignity, and respect.
US 2020 Census
What’s at Stake and Creating a New World
Wednesday, June 10 (12-1 pm)
Come and “get the facts” about the 2020 census. Learn why and how your answers matter, how to increase census participation, and how to help create a just, safe, accessible, affordable, and equitable new world.
From the COVID-19 Crisis to Economic Justice - Conversation with Maryland Delegate Wanika Fisher and Andrea Johnson
Tuesday, August 11 (6-7 p.m.)
The COVID-19 crisis is not just a health crisis, it is an economic crisis that risks further entrenching racial and gender disparities if we don’t act. Women, people of color, and immigrants are on the frontlines of COVID-19—as a large percentage of those providing essential services and those being impacted by massive job loss and struggling to work and care for children as schools and many child care providers close. And yet these communities are being left out and left behind in the federal COVID relief response. Maryland Delegate Wanika Fisher and Andrea Johnson from the National Women’s Law Center will break down the racial and gender impact of the COVID-19 economic crisis in BWC communities and what policies are needed to move us into a world where we can all work with safety, dignity, and respect.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
The Challenges of Environmental Justice and Environmental Racism
MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The BWC’s Creation Care Environmental Justice Action and Advocacy subgroup is hosting this webinar Monday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. Join BWC people active in exploring this injustice and dismantling it.
Panelists include: Rev. Dell Hinton, Elder in the BWC and a Global Ministries Earthkeeper; Rev. Cary James, Elder in the BWC and a Global Ministries Earthkeeper; Daphne Hurd, A leader in the BWC and NEJ United Methodist Women; Mike Koob, BWC Creation Care Action and Advocacy Chair, Global Ministries Earthkeeper; Moderated by Cynthia Taylor, BWC General Conference Delegation Laity Co-Chair; Hosted by Rev. Stacey Cole Wilson, BWC Executive Minister of Justice and Service