Fundamentals of Race and Racism
October 18, 2021
Panelists will share their stories and experiences, reflecting on how race and racism have been foundational to the institution of medicine and how structural racism impacts health and healthcare. This event is part of the History and Health: Racial Equity Series.
The Day the Klan Came to Town: A Comic Book Retelling of Community Resistance
November 4, 2021
Author Bill Campbell and artist Bizhan Khodabandeh discuss their work on the acclaimed new graphic novel, "The Day the Klan Came to Town," a fictionalized retelling of a community’s resistance to a violent 1923 march of thousands of Ku Klux Klan members in Carnegie, Pa. This event is co-sponsored with VCU Libraries.
Race, Space and Power in Richmond, VA
November 15, 2021
Panelists will explore health disparities in Richmond; their historical roots in Black political disenfranchisement and racial segregation; and ways that we might improve our city's health by building more equitable neighborhoods. This event is part of the History and Health: Racial Equity Series.
Medical Research and the First Heart Transplant in the South
March 2, 2022
History and Health: Racial Equity will host a virtual panel that examines the first transplant in the South in the historical context of racial inequality and segregation while also exploring the changes and advances in transplantation in the 21st century.
Virginia Humanities Conference at VCU 2022
March 31, 2022
The Virginia Humanities Conference at VCU will address the transformational possibilities at the intersection of arts and humanities, texts and data, and the digital and computational sciences. When looking for equitable solutions to our most critical social issues, humanities and the arts interact with collective data to lead to more just choices.
Coughing and Scoffing: Inequities in the Time of COVID-19
April 8, 2022
History and Health: Racial Equity will host a virtual panel that explores how the COVID-19 pandemic reflects and exacerbates longstanding structural, systematic racial inequities that determine individual and communities’ health and access to healthcare.