The final event in the COVID-19 reflections series will feature Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, the vice president and chief health equity officer at CVS Health and former chief medical executive for the State of Michigan, in conversation with Celeste Watkins-Hayes, faculty director of the Center for Racial Justice. Together, they will reflect on the two-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic and will discuss the key lessons learned from Michigan’s Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities.
The Center for Racial Justice is partnering with Poverty Solutions and the National Center for Institutional Diversity to co-host a virtual event series that reflects on the local and state-level policies that have been instrumental in responding to the racialized health and economic disparities stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. The series brings together a diverse group of changemakers, including national and local policymakers, journalists, researchers, and community leaders, to (1) meditate on the past and current racial dynamics of COVID-19 in Michigan and Detroit, and to (2) discuss the policies, programs, and practices that have successfully responded to the needs of communities of color disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.
Prior events were held on April 1 and May 6.
Zoom link: TBA