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Structural Racism, Vaccine Hesitancy and Informed Consent: Has Trustworthiness Been Earned?
Centuries of racism and oppression have left deep scars in the collective memory of communities of color when contemplating interactions with systems and institutions that have historically devalued our concerns and interests. Mistrust is wide-spread and deeply embedded within many racialized minority communities owing to the numerous macro and micro-level abuses of power experienced daily. The resulting cultural and historical traumas have given rise to a commonsense knowledge that dominant group institutions are not always trustworthy as people of color try to decipher these unpleasant experiences. This collective sense of mistrust raises doubt in the minds of many about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Join us for Part II of our HBCU panel discussion and listening session series. This session will highlight the systemic factors contributing to COVID-19 vaccine mistrust among communities of color.

Invited Speakers:

Rueben C. Warren, MPH, DrPH
Professor and Director of the Tuskegee National Center for Bioethics, Tuskegee University

Vivian Carter, PhD
Chair, Department of Psychology and Sociology Deputy Director for Community Engagement Tuskegee University Health Disparities Institute, Tuskegee University

Courtney J. Jones Carney, MBA
Executive Director of the University of Maryland, Baltimore Intercultural Leadership and Engagement Center

Wesley Muhammad, PhD
Lecturer, author, historian, Student Minister in the Nation of Islam and aide to the Hon. Minister Louis Farrakhan at Nation of Islam Headquarters Mosque Maryam, Chicago, Illinois

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Jan 15, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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