March 1st: Hoping and Striving for an Antiracist Society While Living with Young-Onset Colon Cancer (6-7 pm)
Ibram Kendi, PhD

Ibram X. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. He is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News racial justice contributor. Kendi is the 2020-2021 Frances B. Cashin Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.

He is the author of many books including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, making him the youngest ever winner of that award. He also authored three #1 New York Times bestsellers, How to Be an Antiracist; Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored with Jason Reynolds; and Antiracist Baby, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky. His newest books are Be Antiracist: A Journal for Awareness, Reflection, and Action; and Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019, co-edited with Keisha Blain, which will be out in February. In 2020, Time magazine named Kendi one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Join us for a discussion about his cancer experience and how we can make cancer care and research equitable for all.

March 4: Gut Instincts - Best Practices for Screening Young People (6-7 pm)
Vivian Gonzalez Mitchell, MDl
Rachel Winter, MD, MPHl
Vanassa Sebastian, APRN, CRNA

We’re launching the first of our Gut Instincts Series, educational workshops focused on bringing you the latest in young onset colorectal cancer care. This event is a webinar for healthcare professionals and advocates that you are welcome to attend. Registration is separate from this form, please use this link:

March 8th: Meet and Greet Social (6-7 pm)
Get to know other patients and supporters beyond cancer in small, virtual break out groups.

March 11th: Lunch Break Social (12-1 pm)
Connect with others treated for young-onset colorectal cancer during our monthly informal support group. Feel free to bring your lunch or not.

March 15th: Living Well (6-7 pm)
Kalen Fletcher, MSW, LICSW, MPH

Cancer impacts much more than your physical body. We will explore ways to manage the emotional roller coaster of the young-onset cancer experience.

March 22nd: Let’s Talk Diet and Exercise – What Should I Be Doing? (6-7:30 pm)
Jeffrey A. Meyerhardt, MD, MPH, FASCO
Hillary Wright, MEd, RD, LDN

It can be hard to sort through diet and lifestyle advice and trends when going through cancer treatment. We will discuss the latest research on nutrition and exercise and how you can implement realistic changes.

March 29th: Expert Panel - Latest Updates in Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Research (6-7:30 pm)

Microbiome Research: Wendy Garrett, MD, PhD

Immunotherapy: Osama Rahma, MD

Clinical Trial Overview: James Cleary MD, PhD

Beyond CRC Project: Kimmie Ng MD, MPH Count Me In Project: Nikhil "Nick" Wagle, MD

For more information, visit or contact Mary-Brent Brown at 617-632-2459 or

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