CBC Hosts Community Presentation on COVID-19

Special to the Record

The Chelsea Black Community, under the direction of President Joan Cromwell, hosted a Community Presentation by the Rev. Dr. George Walters-Sleyon, who delivered an informational talk about the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccine hesitancy, and the way forward as the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has emerged as a serious health threat in the United States.

Lourdes Alvarez of the City Manager’s Office, CBC President Joan Cromwell, Councilor-at-Large Leo Robinson, and Retired Associate Dean of Bunker Hill Community College Sharon Caulfield.
Norma Mojica, Ana Baez, Mayra Reyes, CBC President Joan Cromwell (back row) and her son, Kyle Umemba, are pictured at the CBC Community Presentation event held at Chelsea Senior Center.
CBC President Joan Cromwell, board members, and special guests, including CAPIC Executive Director Richelle Cromwell( back row, fourth from left), welcome featured speaker, The Rev. Dr. George Walters-Sleyon, to the Community Presentation held Dec. 22 at the Chelsea Senior Center.

The Dec. 22 presentation at the Chelsea Senior Center by Dr. Walters-Sleyon, pastor of the People’s AME Church, was the culmination of five previous CBC explorations of the topics: COVID-19, vaccine hesitancy, race, politics, religion, and the construction of a social reality in a projected post COVID-19 era. Dr. Walters-Sleyon is a faculty member at Boston University and Bunker Hill Community and a Distinguished Fellow at Emory University in Atlanta. The guests in attendance enjoyed a free catered dinner from delicious Smoked Shed’s Barbecue. Free COVID-19 at-home test kits were distributed to attendees.

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