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WATCH: WBUR Town Hall: The Racial Inequities Revealed by COVID-19

A woman waits in line for food at the Salvation Army in Chelsea. The line extended down Chestnut Street. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A woman waits in line for food at the Salvation Army in Chelsea. The line extended down Chestnut Street. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Time & Date

Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 6:00 pm

Event Location

WBUR CitySpace Virtual EventOpen in Google Maps

Coronavirus has stripped bare the racial divide in the health of our nation. People of color are dying at disproportionate and devastating rates due to underlying health conditions – often caused by inadequate access to good health care, more exposure to air and water pollution, and limited outdoor space.

WBUR senior news correspondent Kimberly Atkins speaks with U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley; Dr. Paula Johnson, physician and president of Wellesley College; Dr. Mary T. Bassett, director of the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights and professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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