Virtual Vice-Chancellorís Forum on Race, Class and COVID-19

Event Date(s): 27/04/2020

Location: Online

As the global count of COVID-19 cases approaches 3 million, the virus pandemic seems to be a disease that is dividing us by demographics and affecting some groups more than others. Underlying health issues, socioeconomic inequality, downright poverty and discrimination are among the factors that have been highlighted in all conversations about the high infection and death rates of ethnic minorities, especially Indigenous Peoples, Africans/people of African descent.

You are invited to be part of a virtual Vice-Chancellor’s Forum to discuss Race, Class and COVID-19 which will be hosted by The University of the West Indies (The UWI) on Monday, April 27, 2020 at 11am on www.uwitv.org.   

Regional and international panellists will examine why some racial groups and socio-economic classes are more vulnerable than others and what strategies are key to interrupting this worrying trend. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session.

Speakers include:

Professor Rupert Lewis, Professor Emeritus and Director, The UWI PJ Patterson Centre for Africa-Caribbean Advocacy

Dr. Kenneth Connell, Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology, The UWI Cave Hill and Chairman, Barbados National Drug Formulary Committee

Professor Anthony Bogues, Asa Messer Professor of Humanities and Critical Theory, Director, Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice and Professor of Africana Studies, Brown University

Priscellia Robinson, Barrister at Law, Queens Court Chambers (UK) and Human Rights Defender

Dr. Melissa Creary, Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Michigan

Ms Esther Ojulari, Human Rights and Displacement Consultant, United Nations 

VC Forum - Race and Class and COVID-19 


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