The outbreak of COVID-19 has brought with it an increase in racism and racist attacks against Asian Americans, and stark reminders of the racial disparities in health care which have meant that the hardest hit are often Black, Latinx, and indigenous communities. At the same time, Black people are killed by police at a massively disparate rate as compared to white people, even as their health and well-being are also threatened by environmental exposures and limited access to healthcare. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the inequities even further.

This afternoon’s conversation about the pandemic’s impact on the movement for racial justice features filmmaker Ava DuVernay; artist Rashid Johnson; Dr. Eraka P. Bath, MD, associate professor and Vice Chair for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for the Department of Psychiatry at the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, UCLA; and Darnell Hunt, Professor and Dean of Social Sciences, UCLA. Introduced by LACMA Curator of Contemporary Art and GYOPO co-founder Christine Y. Kim and moderated by LACMA Vice President of Education and Public Programs Naima J. Keith. LACMA; Tuesday, July 21, 4-5:30 p.m.; free.

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