June 15, 2022

Lowell City Council Declares Racism Is A Public Health Crisis

On Tuesday, June 14th, 2022, the Lowell City Council voted unanimously to declare that Racism is a Public Health Crisis following testimony including by Lowell Community Health Center CEO Susan West Levine, a number of community organizations, and citizens who supported this declaration. We applaud this vote by the City Council, and the investments in four key areas — public health, education & training, socioeconomic equity, and generational wealth-building opportunities — being made as part of this declaration. Below are the prepared remarks by Lowell CHC CEO Susan West Levine.

Lowell Community Health Center Staff, Board Chair Bruce Robinson, and CEO Susan West Levine at podium.