UofR launching free webinar series to discuss race, global health

UofR launching free webinar series to discuss race, global health
The tower of Jepson Hall on the campus of the University of Richmond is framed by an arch in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) (Source: Steve Helber)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The University of Richmond is slated to launch a webinar series that will discuss race relations and COVID-19.

The university’s School of Arts & Sciences will host the discussions, which are free and open to the public.

“As a nation, we are really dealing with two pandemics — COVID-19 and racism,” said Patrice Rankine, dean of the School of Arts & Sciences. “This series is one of our community’s many ways that we will process current events together.”

Scheduled events include:

  • Free Speech and Protest, Wed. Sept. 23 at 7 p.m.
    • Features former Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer, who led the city from 2016-18 during the Unite the Right rally of 2017
  • Academic Disciples: What Stays or Goes, Wed. Oct. 14, 7 p.m.
    • Features leaders in higher education Joy Connolly and Andrew Delbanco
  • COVID-19 in Historical Context, TBD, November
    • Features Frank Snowden, a professor of history and history of medicine at Yale University
  • “Diversity”: Helping or Harming Us?, TBD, February
    • Features Natasha Warikoo, sociology professor at Tufts University

For a full list of events and registration, visit this website.

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