Professor Gwen Majette has been invited to moderate the virtual panel Intersecting Realities: Health, Race, and the Ongoing Legacies of Slavery and Jim Crow as part of the “1619 Project in 2020” sponsored by the University of California Irvine Center for Humanity on October 15, 2020 from 8 – 9:30 p.m. The “1619 Project in 2020” focuses on the 1619 Project created by New York Times Pulitzer prize winning journalist, Nikole Hannah-Jones. “Through a series of essays, photos, and podcasts, the project charts the impact of slavery on the country’s founding principles, economy, health care system, racial segregation of neighborhoods and schools, popular music, and visual representation.”
This panel is one of a series of events that will occur before Ms. Hannah-Jones speaks virtually at the UCI. The event will be broadcast live on facebook.
Professor Majette has also been invited to present at the Viewing Health Justice Through the Lens of Public Health Crises at Loyola University Chicago School of Law at the end of October.
Finally, Professor Majette has been invited to appear as a guest on the national health policy podcast, Tradeoffs, hosted by Dan Gorenstein. Professor Majette will discuss her research on disparities in health care and address the question of whether Presidential Candidate Joe Biden’s health policy proposals would be particularly beneficial to communities of color. A link to the podcast episode will be posted once it is available.