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Coronavirus Conversations: Impact of COVID on Black Americans & Other People of Color

09.11.2020 @ 2:00 pm
Pink-and-green colored, microscopic-level view of coronavirus particles
Coronavirus Conversations

Co-Hosted with the Duke Center for Science and Justice, The Samuel Dubois Cook Center on Social Equity,The Duke Center on Law, Race and Politics, and the Sanford School of Public Policy Across the country, the toll of the COVID pandemic on black and brown people has been devastating, as a disproportionate number of them are sickened, seriously injured, and killed by the virus. Conditions in the places where black and brown people tend to live, learn and work; their relative socio-economic status; the cumulative effects of racism on black and brown people (otherwise known as "weathering"); and other factors have directly contributed to this catastrophe. Join Duke Science & Society and our panel of experts in an important discussion of why the COVID pandemic has been so calamitous for black and brown people, and what policy solutions are called for to improve the social determinants of health for their communities now and into the future. Panelists: Keisha L. Bentley-Edwards, Ph.D.; Associate Director Of Research, Director of Health Equity Working Group at DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity Jay A. Pearson, M.P.H, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor, Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy Moderator: Thomas Williams, J.D, Law and Biosciences Fellow, Duke Initiative for Science & Society

Contact:
McDermott, Timothy - timothy.mcdermott@duke.edu

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