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Dr. Gail C. Christopher is Coming to Upswell 2021

August 11, 2021

Our nation’s biggest challenges don’t exist in silos. They feed off and perpetuate each other.

That means our best opportunities for fundamentally transforming society exist where these challenges intersect.

So, as our Upswell community fights for racial justice and the health of our society, we’re proud and excited to welcome to the Main Stage a transformative leader who is an expert on both.

Dr. Gail C. Christopher – just announced as a recipient of the John W. Gardner Leadership Award – has devoted her remarkable career to exploring the social determinants of health and well-being, and the public policies affecting them.

She is the architect of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation-led Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation project. She also has pioneered holistic health and diversity concepts into public sector programs, and written extensively on issues including racial healing and the human capacity for caring.

We’re going to have to dismantle and rebuild systems as we work to create a society where every person can thrive – and Dr. Christopher is exactly the kind of visionary leader who can show us how.

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