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#RaceAnd Pandemics: COVID-19, global diseases and structural racism

Webinar //


May 08 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST


The racialization of COVID-19 is not new and in fact continues a pattern present throughout the history of the racialization of diseases and pandemics in the United States.

This webinar will use a systemic racial analysis to dig into the structural roots of the racialization of global diseases. We will look at examples in history of when diseases have been racialized to show that:

  1. The racialization of diseases is rooted in structural racism - in interconnected policies, practices, institutions, culture, and ideologies that disenfranchise Black and Brown people.
  2. . The racialization of diseases advance systemic racial inequities that cause long term harm to generations of Black, Indigenous, and POC (BIPOC) persons and their communities.

Questions? Contact raceforward@raceforward.org.

Hosted by A Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation.