Addressing Racial Inequities in Health Outcomes During COVID and Beyond

The University of Minnesota Human Rights Lab invites you to our next "Envisioning the Future" webinar, "Addressing Racial Inequities in Health Outcomes During COVID and Beyond" on Wednesday, June 24 (1-2 pm CT / 2-3pm ET.) 
Featuring E. Tendayi Achiume (UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance; Professor of Law, University of California, Los Angeles), Rachel Hardeman (Professor of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota), and Sirry Alang (Professor of Sociology and Health, Medicine, and Society, Lehigh University); moderated by Shailey Prasad (Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health; Executive Director, Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility, University of Minnesota.)
Structural inequalities between Black and White Americans have always had devastating impacts, and these disparate health outcomes have become even more apparent in the COVID-19 era. Panelists discuss the impact of structural racism on overall health outcomes of black Americans, the framing of police brutality against African-Americans as a public health crisis, how the record of systemic racial injustice in the United States relates to the country's human rights law obligations, racial and economic disparities that exist outside of the U.S., and strategies for addressing gaps on a national and international level to guarantee the right to health in a post-COVID world.
The webinar is free, open to the public, and accessible via Zoom at
The goal of the "Envisioning the Future" series is to advance human rights in this challenging time, by identifying the gaps in protection, opportunities for new forms of advocacy and proposing legal and policy changes. More information about the series, upcoming events, and recording of past webinars can be found at


Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm