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Black Boston: Building Healthy Communities

When: July 30, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Ages allowed: All Ages
Cost: Free
Black Boston: Building Healthy Communities

July 30, 2020: 5pm-6pm
Free Online Event

Click here to register!

Boston is home to some of the country’s leading community health centers and partners devoted to tackling health inequities. Yet even here race, ethnicity, and racism continue to adversely impact health, and COVID-19 has further revealed racial inequities. Where has Boston been successful? And what are the next steps to improve health outcomes, close persistent gaps, save lives, and transform the fields leading this work?

Join the Boston University Initiative on Cities, the Boston University Office of Diversity & Inclusion, and WBUR CitySpace for Black Boston: Building Healthy Communities, the first in a recurring discussion series featuring transformative Black leaders from across Greater Boston.

Speakers:

Moderated by:

  • Yvette Cozier, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Boston University

Future Events in the Series

(dates to be announced, visit bu.edu/ioc/blackboston for updates):

Black Boston: Telling Our Stories

Boston is a rich media market with many award-winning journalists at both national and local media outlets. How is our media industry working on diversifying leadership, journalists, and the stories they tell? Where do gaps endure? How can Boston nurture and inspire a new generation of Black journalists?

Black Boston: Changing the Face of Politics

In the last twenty years, Massachusetts has elected its first Black governor, first Black congresswoman, and Boston has had its first Black woman City Council President. How much progress have we made? What steps do we need to take to elevate new leaders, ensure equitable representation, and engage and enfranchise new voters?

Black Boston: Transforming the Arts

Boston is renowned for its arts and theater institutions, which historically have made space for certain kinds of artists and conceptions of art. How is Boston elevating and amplifying new voices and new approaches to the Arts? How are we transforming who gets to make and consume art? Where does bias persist and how do we rectify it?

 

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