Join the Los Angeles Public Library - Westwood branch, All of Us California, the Los Angeles LGBT Center, SciStarter, the LA Office of the City Clerk, and the Network of the National Library of Medicine for an event where we take a deep dive into genetics and equity. ABOUT THE EVENT In this event, community leaders will begin a conversation about how healthcare research hasn't always included all demographics and types of people -- and how this can change with a little help from YOU. Then, because the room is set up with chairs in a circle, attendees can grab the mic and share their thoughts on discussion questions with community leaders, health professionals, and researchers. All people, of all backgrounds, are welcome to contribute! The formal conversation starts at 4:30 PM PT, but come at 4 PM PT for snacks, tabling with the below partners, the opportunity to participate in the All of Us Research program, and hands-on citizen science activities where you can do more real science. After the conversation ends at 5:30 PM PT, we'll stick around for more informal interaction and fun! Join in-person by registering on Eventbrite: Join online by registering for the Zoom at: Parking is available in the Westwood Library garage, located underneath the library. Parking is free with validation. ABOUT THE PARTNERS The All of Us Research Program We need your help. We are working with the National Institutes of Health and the All of Us Research Program to help speed up health research. We are looking for volunteers to share their health data with our approved researchers to change the future of health. Members of the All of Us Research California Consortium include the University of California Irvine (UCI), University of California Davis (UCD), University of California San Diego (UCSD), University of San Francisco (UCSF), University of Southern California (USC), Cedars-Sinai, and El Centro Regional Medical Center. The All of Us Research Program is inviting one million people across the U.S. to help build one of the most diverse health databases in history. They welcome participants from all backgrounds, and researchers will use the data to learn how our biology, lifestyle and environment affect health. This can help researchers find ways to treat and prevent disease. Learn more: SciStarter SciStarter is the world's biggest citizen science organization, with thousands of projects, events, and tools added for millions of citizen scientists to discover. Citizen science is any way a member of the public can move scientific research forward, often by collecting and analyzing data for research projects. This April, we're trying to galvanize a million acts of science by people all over the world. Learn more: Los Angeles Public Library Neighborhood Science Neighborhood Science, more commonly known as Citizen Science or Crowd-Sourced Science, is ordinary people of any age gathering scientific information locally and sharing it with the global scientific community. LAPL has a robust neighborhood science program with kits, events, and more. Learn more: The Network of the National Library of Medicine All of Us Program Center The NNLM All of Us Program Center (NAPC) works with public libraries to help communities participate in biomedical research, like the All of Us Research Program, and to support the health information needs of their communities. We support All of Us to engage those interested in becoming a participant and to provide value for those who are currently participating in the program. Los Angeles LGBT Center Since 1969, the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBTQ individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond. Today, the Center provides services for more queer and trans people than any other organization in the world. Every single day, our doors are open—whether you’re a youth who needs a place to belong, or a senior who’s ready to live life fabulously. We are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world—a world in which LGBTQ people can be healthy, equal, and complete members of society. The LA Office of the City Clerk Their mission statement: "Our mission is to facilitate and support City legislative processes and meetings, record and provide access to the City's official records, preserve the City's history, support economic development, and conduct elections with integrity."