Colloquium on Racial Justice to address inequities in the age of COVID

Photo Credit: Colloquium for Racial Justice: Racial Inequities as Health Inequities
Tue, 10/20/2020 - 11:41

What are some explanations for the racial health disparities evident in the Covid-19 pandemic? How can we address these disparities? How do these reflect larger issues of racial inequality in health and health care?

There is an abundance of evidence pointing to racial and ethnic disparities related to the COVID-19 pandemic. These disparities reflect the existing inequities present in various aspects of health and health care in the United States.

UNL's Communication Studies department and the Institute of Ethnic Sudies will host a colloquium on Zoom on Monday, October 26th from 4-5 pm.

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In this colloquium, panelists will discuss some of the social determinants and explanations for these disparities with the hopes of continual engagement on how we address this inequity locally and across our nation. Audience members will have the opportunity ask questions of the panelists.


Jonathan Alcántar, Mexican American Studies, University of Northern Colorado

Trey Andrews, Ethnic Studies (Latinx Studies) and Psychology

Virginia Chaidez, Nutrition and Health Sciences and Communication Studies

Margaret Huettl, Ethnic Studies (Native American Studies) and History

Angela Palmer-Wackerly, Communication Studies


Jordan Soliz, Communications Studies