As the 2020 general election approaches, two recent events have brought systemic racism glaringly into the national spotlight. The United States is simultaneously confronting racial inequities revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic and a new racial moment catalyzed by legal and extra-legal racial violence.
Timed to occur the Monday before each of the October debates, the Two Pandemics, One Election series will feature roundtable conversations to illuminate these and related important issues that are likely to emerge in the debates and may be significant as voters determine how to exercise their franchise.
This virtual series is presented in partnership with the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Equity, the Clark-Fox Policy Institute, and the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement.
Monday, October 5: Race, Identity, and the Future of Democracy
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Monday, October 12, 2020: Re-defining Equity
Monday, October 19, 2029: The Future of Justice
COVID-19 webinar series
- April 28, 2020: COVID-19 and Race: The Disproportionate Impact on the Health of Communities of Color
- Jun 2, 2020: Tracking the Social and Economic Impact of COVID-19
- Jun 30, 2020: COVID-19 and Race: Health and Economic Disparities in the Latinx Community
- Aug 13, 2020: COVID-19 and Race: Educational Equity in a New Era
- May 28, 2020: COVID-19 and Race: Devastating Loss and Emotional and Mental Health
- Jun 11, 2020: COVID-19 & Race: Political Action and Power in the Face of Adversity
- Jul 9, 2020: COVID-19 & Race: Talking to Children About Race and Social Justice
- Feb 24, 2021: A Community Based Response to COVID-19 in a Historic Urban Neighborhood
- Mar 17, 2021: The COVID Vaccine: Race, Risk Factors, and Equity in Vaccine Distribution
- Feb 8, 2022: COVID-19 Variants & Vaccinations – Where Are We Now?