Dr. LaVonne E. Ansari, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc. was invited to participate as a panelist in the United We Stand Summit https://unitedwestand.gov/ held Thurs., Sept. 15, 2022 in the White House East Room.
President Biden hosted the Summit “to counter the destructive effects of hate-fueled violence on our democracy and public safety, mobilize diverse sectors of society and communities across the country to these dangers, and put forward a shared, inclusive, bipartisan vision for a more united America.”
Recognized for her decades-long efforts as a tireless champion for the people of Buffalo, and for her ongoing community response leadership following the 5/14 massacre at the Tops Supermarket, Dr. Ansari participated in a panel discussion entitled “Healing and Rebuilding After Hate”.
The session was moderated by Eboo Patel, Founder and President of Interfaith America; and also include remarks from fellow panelists Phi Nguyen, Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta; Idalhí Huizar-Mendoza, Director of the El Paso United Family Resiliency Center; and Maggie Feinstein, Executive Director of the 10.27 Healing Partnership Pittsburgh.
Together, Dr. Ansari and her fellow panelists spoke to an audience of 230 community leaders from across the country who are active in their communities to confront hate and extremism, and advance unity through bridge building and service. Attendees also included elected leaders, faith leaders, community advocates, civil rights organizations, law enforcement officials, and survivors of hate-fueled violence.
To view a replay of the panel discussion entitled “Healing and Rebuilding After Hate”, including Dr. Ansari’s remarks, please click on the link below of the “United We Stand Summit” YouTube reply.
Please move forward to 4:29:35 to begin Dr. Ansari’s panel.