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Combatting COVID-19 with Black Communities

 

Join us for our upcoming webinar on Covid-19 and Black communities.

Black Americans are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, due to systemic inequities and social determinants of health that are influenced by implicit bias and racial discrimination have perpetuated and worsened racial disparities in healthcare during this pandemic. [1], [2] Some of these long-standing systemic inequities are due to scientists and science communicators and has caused distrust between scientists and black communities.

The ComSciConcepts: Combatting COVID-19 with Black Communities, will address this issue by building on ComSciCons existing infrastructure of training graduate student science communicators by further providing the latest information on COVID-19 in Black communities, resources on the systemic inequities that lead to this racial disparity in healthcare, and training on science communication and building trust with Black communities. We will also provide funding and further support to projects of attendees that are currently or wish to address these issues directly.

The event will take place on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at 12 pm (EDT) remotely on zoom. For more information or questions please email comsciconcepts-ccwbc@comscicon.org.
 

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