In July, E Pluribus Unum is hosting a multi-part series of conversations that bring together our country’s greatest thinkers, activists and leaders on race and equity. We seek to use this moment to confront the systems that have divided us for generations. The focus of the series will be truth, action and reconciliation–ultimately, putting forward a vision for essential systemic reforms to shape long-term change, with the value of racial and economic equity at its core.
We’re breaking up the discussions to do deep yet digestible dives into our past, starting with “truth” and our history. How did we get to where we currently are on criminal justice, health equity, economic opportunity and democracy?
Join us each Thursday at
2:30 pm ET / 1:30 Pm CT
as we explore how to Leverage this moment in history to make lasting change.
the TRUTH series: How we got here
Thursday, July 23, 2020
2:30 pm ET / 1:30 pm CT
For this conversation on health equity, the panelists will focus on the roots of racism in medicine in the US–that is, the false notion of a biologic basis for race–and the way that has shaped the profound racism and anti-Blackness in American medicine. The conversation will explore the lasting impacts of incidents like the Tuskegee Syphilis study, forced sterilization and other aspects of the racism and abuse the Black community has endured in the practice of medicine for generations.
Director of Disparities Policy Project and Associate Director of Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Dr. Camara Jones
Former President of the American Public Health Association, a senior fellow at the Morehouse School of Medicine, and Evelyn Green Davis Fellow at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute
Dr. Jeremy Greene
Director of the Institute of the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Dr. Toni Eyssallenne
New York Market Medical Director, Cityblock