Racism & the Future of Public Health

Scheduled participants include:

  • Dr. Leandris Liburd, Associate Director for the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity at the CDC;
  • Linda Goler Blount, CEO, Black Women’s Health Imperative; and
  • Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director, American Public Health Association, and
  • Moderated by Helene Gayle, CEO, Chicago Community Trust, formerly President & CEO of CARE.

About the Event

Racism has led to structural barriers that determine where a person lives and goes to school, their access to health care and whether or not they make a living wage.

Over generations, this has had a disproportionately adverse effect on communities of color, leading to significant premature mortality and other health inequities that are severe, far-reaching, and unacceptable.

Join us on June 9 as Dr. Helene Gayle, CEO of the Chicago Community Trust, leads a panel of three experts in a discussion of racism’s impact on public health and steps to address these deep-rooted issues.

Dial-In Information

Visit https://www.wacatlanta.org/upcoming-programs for registration information.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 12:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Atlanta Campus, Buckhead Campus, Alpharetta Campus, Clarkston Campus, Decatur Campus, Dunwoody Campus, Newton Campus

Colleges and Schools

J. Mack Robinson College of Business, School of Public Health


Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Emeriti



School of Public Health, World Affairs Council of Atlanta
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World Affairs Council of Atlanta

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