Spring talks: Health equity and nature during COVID-19

You are invited to participate in Nature and Health’s Spring Talks on April 28th with Dr. Jennifer D. Roberts and Dr. Gail C. Christopher.

We will discuss structural racism at the intersections of #BlackLivesMatter and COVID-19 to build this ongoing conversation about health equity and nature.

10 AM Pacific Time

“The Health of the Country Depends Upon the Health of Negroes:” Nature of Pandemics and Protests in the 20th and 21st Centuries by Dr. Jennifer D. Roberts, Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, School of Public Health at the University of Maryland College Park

In 1906, W. E. Burghardt DuBois said “The health of the whole country depends in no little degree upon the health of Negroes” in an effort to discredit theories of biological racial inferiority and perpetuate an understanding that African American health was “largely due to the condition of living, rather than to marked racial weaknesses.” Read more and register here.

Noon Pacific Time

“Racial Hierarchy, Race Narrative, and the Institutions that Sustain Them”

Dr. Gail Christopher will speak on achieving equity through getting rid of the fallacy people have in the belief in the hierarchy of human value and on the modern structures of racial healing as outlined in the TRHT model. Read more and register here.

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, and activities. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by April 13, 2021, to natureandhealth@uw.edu.