Facts & Faith Fridays

Massey invites you to join national experts and community leaders for a monthly conversation around science and religion as we work to enhance the lives of people in our communities.

March 15, 2024 | Affordable Housing: Creative Solutions with Community Partners
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Bridging faith and science in the community

Facts & Faith Fridays is a partnership between VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center and the African American faith-based community. Led by community leaders, Rudene Mercer Haynes, Rev. F. Todd Gray, and Robert A. Winn, M.D., the program was founded in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Facts & Faith Fridays recognizes that faith leaders are trusted sources of accurate information and act as ambassadors for their communities.

Facts & Faith Fridays participants together can work to enhance the lives their communities through participating in ongoing dialogues around:

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March 15, 2024 | Affordable Housing: Creative Solutions with Community Partners

March 15, 2024 | Affordable Housing: Creative Solutions with Community Partners

Javon Burton, Executive Director, Partnership for Housing Affordability, Greta J. Harris, President and CEO, Better Housing Coalition, and Tyron Nelson, M. Div, from Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church will be discussing community partnerships and creative solutions that make buying a home more affordable.

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Previous programs

Expand the accordions below to explore previous Facts & Faith Fridays programs. 

Michael E Wechsler, MD, MMSc, Professor of Medicine and National Jewish Health Director for the NJH Cohen Family Asthma Institute, and Sesha Joi Moon, Ph.D, Executive Director of The JXN Project led a conversation about asthma and the JXN project.

On the heels of back to school, superintendents and safety & security team leaders from across the commonwealth conducted a roundtable discussion on school safety.

This month's Facts & Faith Fridays call focused on helpful tips from Samantha Guild of the AIM at Melanoma Foundation and local resources for Black college students interested in exploring higher education opportunities through a Mechanicsville-based nonprofit organization, Sub:Culture, Inc.

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