Past Event

Double Pandemic: Contending with COVID19 & the Impact of Racism

September 20, 2021
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Earl Hall, 2980 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

The global COVID-19 pandemic has deeply impacted our lives. Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities have had to simultaneously navigate the ongoing harms and risks of systemic racism alongside the broader health pandemic. On May 25, 2020, George Floyd's murder sparked a global call for systemic change to address the pervasiveness and persistance of racism. We have also seen a resurgence in anti-Asian bias and violence, prompting communities to raise their voices for change. All students are welcomed to join a moment of reflection on September 20th at 6:30PM ET; we will share what it means to contend with both COVID-19's impact alongside the ongoing fight for racial justice. Facilitated by Melissa Mayard, Associate Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in University Life. 

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Contact Information

Melissa Mayard