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LSU Manship School to host virtual event series; conversations on racial inequity & COVID-19


BATON ROUGE, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication say they have partnered with the Louisiana Budget Project to host a discussion with public policy experts and advocates on the centrality of structural racism resulting in this alarming reality.

According to LSU, the virtual series is to address the disproportionate COVID-19 infection, hospitalization, and death rates of African Americans. The event will take place Wednesday, May 13 at 3:30 p.m.

The third installment of the Reilly Center’s Communications & COVID-19 virtual event series, An Unequal Relationship: Race and COVID-19, will investigate the racial disparities accompanying the COVID-19 outbreak. Louisiana Budget Project’s Director of Public Affairs and Outreach Davante Lewis will lead the conversation. The complete list of panelists features:

  • Davante Lewis, Director of Public Affairs and Outreach, Louisiana Budget Project, Moderator
  • Jarvis DeBerry, Former Deputy Opinions Editor, | The Times-Picayune
  • Rebekah Gee, M.D., MPH, CEO Health Care Services, LSU Health
  • Denese Shervington M.D., MPH, Humanistic Integrative Psychiatry, President and CEO, Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies, UNO Research and Technology Foundation, Inc.
  • Jenny Sullivan, Director of Housing and Health Integration, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Jhacova Williams, Ph.D., Economist for Economic Policy Institute’s Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy (PREE)

Registration for An Unequal Relationship: Race and COVID-19 and each of the events in the Communications & COVID-19 series can be found here. Registrants will receive a Zoom meeting link and information on how to join. The events will also be recorded and uploaded to the Manship School’s YouTube channel.

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