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#ThisIsAmerica: Social Disparities Facing Marginalized Communities

Thursday, September 24, 2020
1:00pm – 2:15pm


It's no secret that social disparities are prevalent in marginalized communities. The current climate of racism, white supremacy, anger, fear and divisiveness in America is having significant impact on many children and adults. Join us for the inaugural installment of our #ThisIsAmerica social justice series for a stimulating discussion as we learn about and analyze systems of oppression that affect minority communities. Topics covered range from how students of color living in poverty are supported by their community, the mental health disparities among minority communities and racial profiling of African Americans during COVID-19 to the issues of obesity and food insecurity among minority communities, especially for African American women, and the ways racial equity supports nutritional health.

Panelist include Dr. Loneke Blackman-Carr, Dr. Jennifer McGarry and Dr. Wizdom Powell. Sponsored by the UConn Foundation, UConn Alumni, UConn African American Alumni Council, UConn Women's Center, UConn School of Social Work, and UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Thursday, 1-2:15pm – Free and registration required at


Contact Abigail G. Jackson or call the Office of Alumni Relations toll-free at (888) 822-5861

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