Webinar: Racial Justice During COVID-19

Friday, July 3, 2020 from 2pm to 4pm (Pacific/Arizona Time)

This is the first webinar in the 2020 Partners in Preparedness Summit Series: Disability Justice During Crisis.
Racism and racial justice play a large role in public health and emergency management. These prevalent issues have been showen to create major hurdles when it comes to reaching health equity. These panelists will discuss the current problems of health disparities during the pandemic of COVID-19 and how minorities are suffering disproportionately from the virus. Professionals can expect to gain new insight and perspectives through colleagues in the field, who will take part in an honest discussion about the current state of public health with respect to racial justice. Attendees will learn about how minorities all too often have unequal access to healthcare and other resources. Learn how, through structural racism, a person of color is more likely to be hospitalized or become infected with COVID-19, and face more health consquences as a result.
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Welcome and Housekeeping with Guest Speaker (TBA)

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm

Opening Remarks with Moderator Grace Marie Leito
Intern with the Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council
    Learn more about Grace Marie Leito.

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Panel Discussion

Dr. Diana Hernandez
Assistant Professor for Columbia Mailman School of Public Health
    Learn more about Dr. Diana Hernandez. (Link coming soon.)

Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
Associate Professor in the Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona
    Learn more about Dr. Roberto Rodriguez. (Link coming soon.)

Dr. Jennifer Sarrett
Lecturer at Emory University’s Center for the Study of Human Health
    Learn more about Dr. Jennifer Sarrett. (Link coming soon.)

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Closing Remarks with Moderator James Hinckley
Board Member of Diverse Ability Incorporated
    Learn more about James Hinckley.

Do you have any questions for these panelists?
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View additional links about this webinar topic for a deeper dive into racial inequality and its intersection with disability, and learn more about the real-life outcomes faced by people of color who have disabilities when disaster strikes.

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9am to 4pm (PDT/Arizona Time)
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