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Zoom Discussion about Racism, Racial equity and the Corona virus

Event Description:

Zoom Discussion focusing on racism, racial equity and the Corona virus.

  • How does racism impact diagnosis, treatment, and stigma?
  • What can we do to disrupt racial injustice in this crisis?

Consider racially-biased attacks on Chinese-Americans

and the racist history of pandemics

and ponder Audre Lorde’s words about survival

(3/13/20) Public health expert says African Americans are at greater risk of death from coronavirus

(3/13/20) How Coronavirus Affects Black People: Groups Call Out Racial Disparities | NewsOne

(3/16/20) The new coronavirus affects us all. But some groups may suffer more. | AAMC

(3/17/20) The Economic Impact Of COVID-19 Will Hit Minorities The Hardest

(3/17/20) NAACP’s virtual town hall confronts impact of coronavirus on people of color

(3/23/20) Coronavirus-led recession in US could hit people of color hardest — Quartz

(3/27/20) RELEASE: Structural Racism Puts People of Color at Greater Risk During the Coronavirus Pandemic - Center for American Progress

(3/27/20) Coronavirus Compounds Inequality and Endangers Communities of Color - Center for American Progress

Bring your own writings and sounds to share in our group discussion about racial injustice and the pandemic.

Monday April 20, 2020

8:30-9:45 PM

We encourage emotional risk-taking in each discussion. Be prepared to share how this issue emotionally, intellectually and spiritually impacted you. Be brave about sharing and listening deeply.

Because there is no fee for this event, you don't need to sign-up. Simply join through Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/128780416 or 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 128 780 416) at the start of the meeting.

The Work Group for Racial Equity a "drop in group" for EGPS members and not-yet members. You are invited to participate whenever you can. We meet monthly on the third Monday evening of the month to discuss relevant books, films, podcasts and articles. Further information can be found on the EGPS website at www.egps.org.


Time: Monday, April 20th, 8:30 pm - 9:45 pm

Contact #1: Christine Schmidt

Contact #2: Rudy Lucas

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