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So You Want to Talk About Race ... and Health?

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Thursday, Apr 4, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
University Hall 7th Floor Conference CenterMap Location

Racial categories are socially constructed. There is no true scientific or biological basis for "race". 

Nevertheless, science shows us that racial disparities in health are real.

For example, compared to other racial groups in the U.S., African-Americans fare worse on most measures of health status with higher rates of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, asthma, cancer, HIV, infant mortality, preterm birth, and maternal mortality.

Why? And what can we do about it?

Don't miss this opportunity to hear Ijeoma Oluo speak about the issue of race in America and how it impacts health. Ms. Oluo will challenge you to bridge the racial divide in order to change the structures that support racial health disparities.

Ijeoma Oluo is the author of the bestselling book So You Want to Talk About Race. A writer and speaker whose work on race has been featured in The Guardian, The Washington Post, New York magazine, The Stranger, and more, she is also an editor-at-large at The Establishment. She was named one of The Root's 100 most influential African-Americans in 2017, honored with the 2017 Humanist Feminist Award by the American Humanist Association, and named one of the most influential people in Seattle by Seattle magazine.