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Collaborative Café Health Equity Series: Race & Equity in St. Louis Systems

Thursday, September 28, 2023 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Brown Hall, Brown Lounge
Brown Hall, St. Louis, MO 63130

The Center for Community Health Partnership & Research at the Institute for Public Health and Institute of Clinical & Translational Sciences presents Collaborative for Community-Centered Conversations, a.k.a. “Collaborative Café”. Collaborative Café offers opportunities for researchers and community partners to network, share experiences, and learn from each other. 

The first in our fall series of events focused on racial equity, this panel discussion will explore the principles and foundations of the term “racial equity” in St. Louis and how clinicians, researchers, and services providers can apply these principles to practice. The event will end with time for Q&A.

Space is limited. Register to attend.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Medicine & Health, Campus & Community



Institute for Public Health
Event Contact

Emily Hickner | ehickner@wustl.edu

Speaker Information
  • Catalina Freixas
    Associate Professor, Sam Fox School of Art and Design, Washington University in St. Louis

Catalina Freixas is engaged in urban humanities research and practice, with a focus on neighborhood resiliency. Freixas seeks to use Wraparound Theory as the intellectual framework to treat neighborhood problems in a comprehensive fashion while also intimately involving community residents and stakeholders. Her ultimate research objective is to use her current neighborhood project as the first step in developing an interventionist methodology that can be effectively employed elsewhere.


  • Jaqui Rogers
    Program Manager for Organizational & Group Healing, InPower Institute

Jaqui Rogers is an experienced diversity, equity and inclusion professional who specializes in group facilitation and curriculum development. She has a demonstrated history of working in the health care, education, tech and finance industries.


With a foundational belief in community improvement, Dr. Nasir has played an active role in the medical education field, receiving “Teacher of the Year” and “Clinician of the Year” recognitions, as well as “Top Docs” by STL magazine 2021.

Among various community-based projects, Dr. Nasir has been involved in establishing the St. Louis Youth United for Diversity, Pakistan Day projects that focuses on involving young Pakistani Americans in projects, and civic engagement and mental health awareness programs.

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