Brave Talks Story: Liz Garey

Brave Talks Story: Liz Garey

In Retirement, She Has Experienced an ‘Epiphany’ about the Extent of Systemic Racism. Her Approach to Change? – the ‘Ripples’ Method ST. JOSEPH, Mich.—Now that she had more free time, Liz Garey wanted to put some of her energy into a cherished cause.  She would work...
Lessons from a Black Man and a White Intruder

Lessons from a Black Man and a White Intruder

Gentry with kids from the youth group at First Presbyterian Church of Benton Harbor on a visit to the monument at Silver Beach in St. Joseph, Mich. Finally, I’d get the chance to know Gentry better. As one of the youth leaders of our church at the time, Gentry told...
What Racism Does to the Body

What Racism Does to the Body

What Racism Does to the Body Medical Science Is Solving a Mystery for a Physician Who Wondered for Years What Was Happening to Her Patients By TED HARTZELL BENTON HARBOR, Mich. – For years Dr. Pat Rush kept confronting a troubling mystery: Why did so many patients she...
Chronic Racism is Itself a Killer

Chronic Racism is Itself a Killer

Chronic Racism is Itself a Killer Lakeland Health Embarks on 3-year ‘Conversation’ to Help a Racially Polarized Community Understand the Latest Science By TED HARTZELL ST. JOSEPH, Mich.— Lynn Todman is serious about getting a message to the doctors, other front-line...