Chief diversity officers from across the Southeastern Conference will offer a webinar, “A Pandemic in Our Communities—Health Disparities, Health Inequities and Possible Solutions,” on Wednesday, June 24. The event, which will explore the intersection of race and the COVID-19 health crisis, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. CT (2–4 p.m. ET). The Vanderbilt-hosted webinar is free and open to the public.
“As thought leaders of our SEC institutions on matters of equity, diversity and inclusion, we can offer unique perspectives of our cities and regions on matters of health disparities, health inequities and possible treatments,” said Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer at Vanderbilt University André L. Churchwell, who organized the webinar. “Systemic health disparities and inequities have long persisted among people who are of lower socioeconomic status, as well as for African American, Latinx, Native American and other marginalized communities in the United States. We want to spotlight these issues and what our SEC institutions are doing and should be doing to address them.”