In this short introductory course, four visual diagrams of the structural drivers of community health will be presented. In order to envision and build healthy neighborhoods in Baltimore and beyond, it is essential to understand the structural and spatial factors at play.

These four diagrams help prepare the learner for community transformation and highlight the issues that must be addressed to foster vibrant and thriving neighborhoods.

Course Curriculum

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Hi, I’m Dr. Lawrence Brown


From 2010 to 2019, I served at Morgan State University in the School of Community Health and Policy as a post-doctoral fellow and professor. I was a featured expert in the documentary Owned: A Tale of Two Americas discussing urban policy and in BET's Finding Justice discussing toxic lead exposure. In June 2018, I was honored by OSI Baltimore with the Bold Thinker award for sparking critical discourse regarding Baltimore Apartheid.

I'm currently the director of the Black Butterfly Project from which springs the Black Butterfly Academy. My first book The Black Butterfly: The Harmful Politics of Race and Space in America was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in January 2021.

Choose a Pricing Option (Based on the Size of Your Entity)


$25

Regular course

Allows one person to take the course

This course rate is only for individuals and set to allow affordability for single individuals.


For organizations, nonprofits, philanthropies, universities, and corporations, see rates below.

$200

Small nonprofit

For nonprofits with less than $250,000 in annual revenues

This rate covers training for one (1) year. Contact Dr. Lawrence Brown for rates for annual trainings.

$500

Medium nonprofits or public universities/hospitals

For nonprofits between $250,000 to $1M in annual revenues or public universities/hospitals

This rate covers training for one (1) year. Contact Dr. Lawrence Brown for rates for annual trainings.

$1,000

Large nonprofit or private universities/hospitals

Large nonprofit with $1M+ in revenues or private universities/hospitals

This rate covers training for one (1) year. Contact Dr. Lawrence Brown for rates for annual trainings.

$2,000

Fellowship program

For organizations engaged in running fellowship programs

This rate covers training for one (1) year. Contact Dr. Lawrence Brown for rates for annual trainings.

$5,000

Government department or school district office

Racial equity training for a single government department or school district office

This rate covers training for one (1) year. Contact Dr. Lawrence Brown for rates for annual trainings.

$5,000

Philanthropic foundation

For philanthropic foundations desiring staff training for racial equity

This rate covers training for one (1) year. Contact Dr. Lawrence Brown for rates for annual trainings.

$10,000

Entire government or entire school district

Racial equity training for an entire city/county government or school district

This rate covers training for one (1) year. Contact Dr. Lawrence Brown for rates for annual trainings.