Racial and health inequities to be explored in colloquium

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Racial and health inequities to be explored in colloquium

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Grocery store workers in Los Angeles, California, wear masks while preparing food in a store during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why is COVID-19 killing Black and Brown people at higher rates than white people? Does this extend to other health issues? Can anything be done?

Colloquium on Racial Injustice: Racial Inequities as Health Inequities
University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Department of Communication Studies and the Institute for Ethnic Studies will host a colloquium exploring these questions from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 26 via Zoom.

There is an abundance of evidence pointing to racial and ethnic disparities related to the pandemic. These disparities reflect the existing inequities present in various aspects of health and health care in the United States.

Panelists will discuss some of the social determinants and explanations for these disparities with the hopes of continual engagement on how we address this inequity locally and across our nation. Audience members will have the opportunity ask questions of the panelists.

Attend this colloquium for free via the Zoom link.

The moderator will be Jordan Soliz, professor of communication studies. The panelists are:

  • Jonathan Alcántar, Mexican American studies, University of Northern Colorado

  • Trey Andrews, ethnic studies (Latinx studies) and psychology

  • Virginia Chaidez, nutrition and health sciences and communication studies

  • Margaret Huettl, ethnic studies (Native American studies) and history

  • Angela Palmer-Wackerly, communication studies

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