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Health Inequity in the Age of COVID-19

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Ensuring Health Equity for Persons with Disabilities

This Radcliffe webinar contextualizes the history of disability civil rights and considers what is necessary to achieve an equitable health outcome for persons with disabilities during this time of crisis.

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Health, Inequity, and COVID-19

Mary Bassett and Khalil Gibran Muhammad will discuss inequity and public health in the time of COVID-19, exploring how the virus exacerbates existing inequalities.

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Confronting the Challenge of COVID-19 in American Indian Communities

In this Virtual Radcliffe program, two Indigenous professors of medicine will consider the implications of the pandemic for lives and livelihoods in contemporary American Indian communities.


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Equitable Readiness: Reimagining the Role of the Public Sector in the Wake of COVID-19

In this Radcliffe webinar, scholars and practitioners engage in a conversation about how to leverage the policy opportunities the epidemic presents for changes that could support an equitable public health response.

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When “Stay at Home” Isn’t Safe: Domestic Violence during COVID-19

In this Radcliffe webinar, scholars, public officials, community activists, and medical professionals join to discuss domestic violence in the midst of this public health crisis and consider ways to aid those in need.

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Naming Racism

Camara Phyllis Jones RI ’20 and David R. Williams will explore how we might overcome, “the somnolence of racism denial,” dismantle the system of racism, and put in its place a system in which all people can thrive.

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Decarceration and Community: COVID-19 and Beyond (Part I)

Part I of this discussion series focuses on people who are incarcerated and their families, exploring how systemic racism and mass criminalization threaten both incarcerated individuals and their communities

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Decarceration and Community: COVID 19 and Beyond (Part II)

The Radcliffe Institute is offering a two-part series of virtual programs to explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on incarcerated people.

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Music in the Moment

Music has played a large social function during the coronavirus pandemic: from the daily balcony concerts in Italy to the virtual performances of countless orchestras, it has helped tie communities together where social distancing has atomized us. During this Radcliffe webinar, we will talk with musicians about their experience during the crisis—from the precarious position of performers without gigs to the healing role music can play.

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Amplifying Community Voices: LGBTQ Health and Wellbeing during COVID-19

This Radcliffe webinar brings together historians, physicians, and organizers to discuss the disparate impact of the pandemic on the physical and mental health of sexual and gender minorities.

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Medical Racism from 1619 to the Present: History Matters

Speakers on this panel will examine the roots in slavery of contemporary African American mistrust of the healthcare system, the lack of trust in medical providers fostered by experiences of everyday racism, and the African American community’s long dependence, born of necessity, on care from within the community.

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Vaccine Equity and Efficacy in the United States and the World

This panel seeks to address the challenges and opportunities of equitable public health strategies around COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

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