Health, Racism, and This Moment in Time

August 13, 2020 -
11:00am to 12:00pm

Abstract: Disparate health outcomes for people of color and the poor have been recognized for decades, but the pandemic has made them inescapably visible. Visible, too, is the racism that accounts for the cruelty witnessed, as millions watched George Floyd’s murder. We know the social causes of these inequities and the policies that could address them. Yet as a nation we have failed to act. Now, we face three simultaneous crises–in public health, in the economy, and in the American relationship to race. Can we seize the moment to advance health and well-being for all of us? What’s at stake if we don’t? What are the best ways to proceed?

This is the first event in the series, “Securing Health in a Troubled Time: Equity, Ethics and the Common Good.

Additional information, including registration information, is available here.

Sponsored by The Hastings Center

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