Events / COVID-19 and Race: Political Action and Power in the Face of Adversity

COVID-19 and Race: Political Action and Power in the Face of Adversity

June 11, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us for a conversation about how the Black community is taking action to uproot racist policies that have made it more vulnerable to public health and economic crises. We will be joined by activists and advocates who are engaged in the immediate response to COVID-19 and mobilizing for sustained change for the future. From being counted in the 2020 Census to electoral participation, active democratic citizenship is in full play, despite the constraints of a global pandemic.

Registration is open, sign up today!

Featuring:

Jade Harrell  |  Executive producer of RareGem Productions; Emmy Award-winning speaker, producer, radio and television host

Charlene Mack  |  Organizer and Vice President of Movement Building, WEPOWER

Gena Gunn McClendon  |  Director of the Voter Access and Engagement and the Financial Capability and Asset Building initiatives at the Center for Social Development, Washington University in St. Louis

Jamala Rogers  |  Author, activist, and featured columnist for the award-winning St. Louis American newspaper

Moderated by:

Cynthia Williams, Assistant Dean for Community Partnerships, Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis

Atia Thurman, Associate Director, Clark-Fox Policy Institute, Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis

This event is sponsored by: Clark-Fox Policy Institute, Center for Social Development, WEPOWER, RareGem Productions, and the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

 

This is the third event in a series of discussions about the disparate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color, and community-driven responses to advance racial and health equity. Access video recordings and informational resources from previous events here.