African & African American Studies Events

2021 Fall Lecture Series

Fall Lecture Series Poster

From Tuskegee, to HIV, and now COVID-19; medical healthcare crises have disproportionately affected people from Black and minoritized communities. Join us for the return of the African & African American Studies Program’s Annual Fall Lecture Series as we host a virtual lunchtime colloquium on November 04, 2021, to discuss “Pandemics, Medicine, and the Black Community.” Our panel will feature distinguished professors and local doctors as they weigh in with their valued research on this relevant—and timely—topic.

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Dr. Trish Starks will provide commentary on Race, Medicine, and Pandemics

Dr. Brittany Hearne “I Recognize My Privilege: How College-Educated Black Americans Manage Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Dr. Tameka Bailey “The Racial Disparity of Breast Cancer Mortality in Black Women”

Dr. Steve-Felix Belinga “Trusting Your Doctor: The Patient’s Perspective”

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Dr. Ernest Yufenyuy “Containing Contagions: The Overlapping Pandemics of HIV, COVID-19, and the Global Black Community”