The 1619 Project, an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine, reframes our country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.
CUUC Adult/Youth Religious Education Event

The 1619 Project: Session 3
“Medical Inequality”

Sun Sep 13, 4:00pm, Room 7899

Presented by the CUUC Racial Justice/In the Spirit of Truth Team

The 1619 Project at CUUC, will be resuming on Sun Sep 13, 4:00pm, with Amy Nathan and Audra Russell moderating a session on "Medical Inequality" by Linda Villarosa and a more recent article she published in The New York Times Magazine on COVID-19 titled "'A Terrible Price': The Deadly Racial Disparities of Covid-19 in America."

*Two-step login: https://zoom.us/j/2898507899 + Passcode: 468468
*Phone: 646-876-9923 · Meeting: 289 850 7899 · Passcode: 468468

We hope you will join us for this session. In addition to reading the articles, we ask that you consider the following questions for our discussion and we look forward to hearing your responses.

  • How have the racial myths and fallacies about physiological differences between blacks and whites that were so grotesquely explored in the medical experiments of Dr. Hamilton, Dr. J. Marion Sims, Samuel Cartwright, and many others had an effect on medical treatments for black people going forward, including into our own time?

  • Have you observed conscious or implicit bias in your own medical interactions as a patient or as a medical professional?

  • How has the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the existing inequities in America's health care system? How were those made worse by social determinants, environmental inequality, "weathering," and other factors?

  • What can be done in medical institutions to counter conscious or implicit bias? What changes have you seen in the institutions you are part of to address this issue?

Read about The 1619 Project at CUUC HERE.

Links to the individual essays on The New York Times website can be found at the bottom of their article "Why We Published the 1619 Project"

Find a link to The New York Times Magazine: The 1619 Project HERE.