Nathaniel Smith Speaking @ The Skoll Foundation
October 29 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm EDT
More than six months into the COVID-19 crisis, it has become glaringly clear that the impacts of the pandemic are not felt equally by all. We may all be in the same storm, but we’re not in the same boat. Black, Latinx, and Native Americans bear an unequal burden in both the number of cases and the number of deaths compared with whites. Meanwhile, Asian Americans have faced a spike in reactionary xenophobia. These trendlines have worsened as the months drag on—continuing to expose the structural racism and injustices that underpin these disparate health outcomes. How can a nation so steeped in white supremacy find a way to right the ship? What are the near and long term interventions needed to correct these gross inequities? Who are the innovative problem solvers working on the frontlines of this crisis?
Join us for a conversation we will explore the underlying causes of the pandemic’s disparate impact on non-White communities as well as the inequitable response by governmental entities, policymakers, philanthropy, and media producers to those outcomes.