Making Black Lives Matter in Philadelphia: Perspectives from the Health Sciences: April 22 at 3pm

Please join us for a virtual event on Thursday, April 22nd, 2021, at 3pm, featuring a keynote presentation by Dr. Eugenia South followed by a roundtable discussion.

Recording is available here!

Keynote Presentation by Dr. Eugenia South: Making Black Lives Matter in Philadelphia: Covid-19 Vaccine Equity and Gun Violence Prevention

Eugenia South, M.D., M.S.P.H.

In June 2020, thousands took to the streets in Philadelphia in support of Black lives and to protest police brutality. But how do we actually make Black lives matter in Philadelphia and across the nation? Gun violence is surging, claiming the lives of mostly Black young citizens. And while the Covid-19 pandemic has hit many Black communities the hardest, the initial vaccine roll-out has disproportionately vaccinated white individuals.

In this talk, Dr. Eugenia South will first explore how these crises are linked through the common root cause of structural racism. She will then use examples from her own work to describe how place-based, neighborhood centered solutions can address both gun violence and Covid-19 vaccine distribution inequities.

Roundtable Discussion: Making Black Lives Matter in Philadelphia: Perspectives from the Health Sciences

Bridgette Brawner, PhD, APRN, MDiv, Associate Professor of Nursing

Alison Buttenheim, PhD, MBA, Director of Engagement, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics; Associate Professor, Family and Community Health, School of Nursing; Associate Professor, Health Policy, and Scientific Director, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, Perelman School of Medicine

Tarik S. Khan, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, Associate Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute; Doctoral Student, School of Nursing

moderated by Richard James, Nursing Liaison, Penn Libraries

We hope you’ll be able to join us for this important talk, which is the first in a new lecture series made possible by donors to the Penn Libraries Social Equity & Community Fund. We encourage you to share this announcement with your networks as well.

Register here!

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