April 5, 2022

Acknowledgement and Action: How Lowell Community Health Center Is Tackling Racism

By Sheila Och, Chief Engagement & Equity Officer; Clare Gunther, Chief Advancement & Communications Officer. Lowell’s employee Equity Advisory Committee also reviewed this blog.

To mark our 50th anniversary two years ago, Lowell Community Health Center (Lowell CHC) installed a timeline in the lobby of our building, a renovated textile mill building in downtown Lowell, MA. The timeline’s start date: 1970, when Lowell CHC was established.

This June, we’ll be adding another panel to that timeline as we celebrate Juneteenth. The panel is titled “An Acknowledgement.” In it, we acknowledge that, without the labor of enslaved workers in the South, our historic mill building would not exist.

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