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Anti-Racism & Disparities


Co-chairs: Valeria Cristiani, MD, FAAP; Kate Sadak, MD, FAAP

In 2021, MNAAP’s Anti-Racism Task Force and Poverty and Disparities Work Group merged to create a brand new group: the Anti-Racism and Disparities Work Group.

Our focus is on issues at the intersection of anti-racism and disparities, with the goal to remove systemic barriers for BIPOC infants, children and teens in Minnesota.

We will tackle areas including literacy, social determinants of health, community organization outreach, internal chapter review, and chapter membership education opportunities.

The Anti-Racism and Disparities Work Group invites you to join a weekend retreat on Saturday, April 23rd, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., at Open Book in Minneapolis.
There will be a guest speaker followed by some connecting/visioning discussion and some work planning for the coming year. Lunch will be provided. A virtual attendance option will be available. Register here:

Meetings occur quarterly on Mondays from 12:15 to 1 p.m. via Zoom. If you’d like to get involved, contact MNAAP Executive Director Jeff Bauer at

Upcoming meetings:

June 13, 2022

September 13, 2022

December 13, 2022

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