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IHJE Webinar: 'Stopping the Trend'

Wednesday, 29 April, 2020

The Institute for Healing Justice and Equity will present a webinar series to discuss the growing impacts of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on African-American communities.

“The Color of COVID” series includes two sessions, one set for Wednesday, April 29, and a second session on Tuesday, May 5.

Session 1

“Stopping the Trend,” 2 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST), Wednesday, April 29.

Facilitated by Keon Gilbert, Dr.PH, co-founder of Institute for Healing Justice and Equity.

About the session:

Black Americans are dying at higher rates compared to others diagnosed with COVID-19. This disparity points to systemic inequalities related to neighborhoods, housing, access and use of health care services and the burden of chronic disease within Black communities.

Scholars, activists and community leaders will discuss the existing inequalities contributing to long standing health inequities and their relationship to COVID-19 outline solutions and action steps that can be taken to stop the trend.


Melody Goodman, of New York University

Rashawn J. Ray, David M. Rubenstein Fellow at The Brookings Institute and University of Maryland

Brian Smedley, American Psychological Association

Oliver Brooks, National Medical Association

Register here.