Our Hope in Times of Crisis


From The Desk of President Barbara A. Perkins
With preparation, compassion, care and concern, there is hope for us all in this time of crisis.
The International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute (IBWPPI) has committed to serving as a conduit for accurate information relating to the global Coronavirus pandemic. We hope that during this season of disruption of our daily lives that we can find peace in our new normal. Prioritize your safety and wellness by having a plan in place for yourself and your family. Plan don’t panic.
One of the very first steps in being prepared is taking a careful assessment of the situation. What do you really know about the matter at hand? Is there an immediate life-threatening danger? What can you do to help yourself first and then those in your care and around you? What essential tools, resources and systems are available to you? What is the duration of the situation and what help do you need now or later should the situation continue beyond your capacity to handle it?
These are all questions that we’re currently grappling with, but with each day, we find clarity, answers and solutions to ensure we’re more prepared. In the days ahead, add your own questions and set in motion a plan for you and your family with your essential needs with the worst case scenarios in mind. Read through the resources provided in this newsletter. I am confident you will find it helpful. It’s a bit lengthy but, put together with an intention to help our members and community.
Should you need anything, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. If you have any vital information or updates that you think others would find useful, please email them to policy@ibwppi.org . We plan to distribute key COVID-19 information every two weeks.
In the meantime, be safe and pay special attention to your holistic health.
In Peace,
Barbara A. Perkins, President