Newton Free Library presents: COVID-19 and Structural Racism
May 25 @ 7:00 pm
The COVID19 pandemic has laid bare the deep racial and economic inequities that persist in U.S. society, providing a crucial opportunity for reflection, reckoning and repair. Structural racism continues to permeate all institutions, including the U.S. healthcare system, which has led to inequitable rates of COVID19 infection and death among low-income people and communities of color, grossly hindering efforts to end the pandemic.
Through a discussion of how racism intersects with housing instability and other structural forces to magnify COVID-related risks both locally and at the national level, Dr. Jen Brody, MD, MPH and Sonja Spears JD, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer for Boston Health Care for the Homeless, will challenge participants to consider how structural racism threatens the health of all.
This program is part of Overdue: Confronting Race and Racism in Newton.
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