In 2021, PD Movers invited a group of Black and African American individuals with Parkinson’s and their care partners to develop an educational guide for Parkinson’s designed specifically for Black and African American communities. This group of “movers” includes doctors, researchers, and teachers from Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) and Teachers College, Columbia University. What came from those initial gatherings is a beautiful storybook called PD Movers. It's filled with narratives of African American and Black individuals, communities, and care partners who are living and thriving with Parkinson’s.
As a way of sharing this work, we hosted three panel-styled webinars and an interview with the illustrator to give you a chance to meet the “movers” of this storybook and advocacy coalition.
We hope after watching this series, you'll be inspired to initiate the kind of work that would be useful and meaningful to those in your community.
To learn about all of the panelists who were part of the series, visit here.