The Impact of COVID-19 on Black Americans
A recent study found that disproportionately Black counties, a 22% share of the population, account for over half of the COVID-19 cases in the United States and almost 60% of the deaths. The pandemic’s exposure of deep gaps in overall health and health care access for Black Americans, as well as the disparate impact of the historic economic fallout, has led to increased focus on the intersections of race, class, and gender inequalities within the U.S. Join us for a conversation exploring the impact of COVID-19 on Black communities and examining how we can rebuild and better protect our communities, with faculty and alumni experts. Hosted by the Black Alumni of Georgetown and the Georgetown University Alumni Association, this discussion will be moderated by Soyica Diggs Colbert (C’01), Vice Dean of Faculty and Director of Arts Initiatives & Professor of African American Studies and Performing Arts.
– Kaya Henderson (F’92, EML’07, H’12), Head of Community Impact at Teach For All, Kaya Henderson Consulting, Former Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools
– Christopher J. King, Ph.D., FACHE, Chair & Associate Professor, Department of Health Systems Administration, School of Nursing & Health Studies, Georgetown University
– L. Toni Lewis, M.D. (C’93, Med’04), Founder and President, Liberation Health Strategies