#2474 Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: Fighting for Health Equity in WNY

Presented on September 27, 2023

2.0 CLE credits: 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion & Elimination of Bias (appropriate for Experienced Attorneys only), 1.0 Areas of Professional Practice (appropriate for all attorneys)

Civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer used the rallying cry “We are sick and tired of being sick and tired” in the Jim Crow South, but decades later, serious health disparities -racial and otherwise- persist throughout the United States. Doris Carbonell-Medina, Esq., gives essential context about the United States’ and Western New York’s historical and contemporary  landscape that shape today’s healthcare systems. Dr. LaVonne Ansari, CEO and Executive Director, and Dr. Kenyani Davis, Chief Medical Officer of the Community Health Center of Buffalo  join her for a panel discussion about how inequality can be addressed locally.

We recommend that you watch the short documentary Fight for Good, about the work of and challenges faced by the Community Health Center during the COVID pandemic, for important local context. 


  • Stephanie Calhoun, Esq., Chair, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee
  • Maura O’Donnell, Esq., NYS Office of the Attorney General


  • Dr. LaVonne Ansari, Community Health Center of Buffalo
  • Doris Carbonell-Medina, Esq., Highmark Western & Northeastern NY
  • Dr. Kenyani Davis, Community Health Center of Buffalo

Available format: OnDemand

OnDemand$60 members (Promo Code: member2017), $100 Non-members



CLE Credit

Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias

Credit Hours


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