Quinnipiac University

Pandemic, Protest and Privilege, Featuring Nyle Fort

Starts March 25, 2021 at 7:00 PM (ET)

Ends March 25, 2021 at 8:00 PM (ET)

Location Online Virtual Event

Join a virtual discussion with Nyle Fort, a joint Ph.D. candidate in religion and interdisciplinary humanities with a concentration in African American studies from Princeton, about how the pandemic reveals deeper patterns of racial inequality, but how students can respond in order to save our fragile experiment in democracy.

Almost 3 million people worldwide have fallen victim to COVD-19. More than 540,000 have died in the United States. While the pandemic affects everyone it disproportionately harms black communities.

Racial inequality in medical care, wealth, employment, housing, and incarceration all impact death and infection rates. African Americans have more underlying conditions and less access to health care than white Americans. Black workers bore the brunt of coronavirus layoffs and those still working risk their lives to make ends meet. Even the ability to practice social distancing depends on race, class, and zip code.

Meanwhile, police violence continues to run amok. Amid the deadliest pandemic in over a century, protesters have taken to the streets to challenge legacies of racial injustice.

Event Details
  • Registration is required in advance of the event
  • If you have any questions, contact Stefano Fasulo: sfasulo@qu.edu

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