The conversation will explore how systemic racism impacts
“health equity” through social determinants such as
housing, education and employment.
These forces create differences
in length and quality of life; rates of disease, disability, and
death; and access to treatment.
The COVID-19 pandemic — which has disproportionately
affected people of color — illustrates the connection between
race and health and the imbalances that exist.
Program panelists include:
Yvonka Marie Hall, executive director of the Northeast Ohio
Black Health Coalition
Dr. J. Nwando Olayiwola, chair and professor of the Department
of Family and Community Medicine at The Ohio State University
chief of family health services for the OSU Health System
Dr. Sherrie D. Williams, a pulmonologist with The MetroHealth
System, associate professor at Case Western Reserve University’s
School of Medicine and medical director of Tri-C’s Respiratory
The conversation will be moderated by Ohio State’s Winston C.
Thompson, an internationally regarded philosophy professor
with a specialized focus on social, political and ethical issues
related to justice and education.
tri-c.edu/colorofhealth to register for the program.
This event is being hosted by Tri-C’s Stand for Racial Justice,
which seeks to advance racial
equity and healing at the College and across Northeast Ohio
through education, dialogue and action. The College’s
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center is a co-host.
Co-sponsors of the program include Ohio State’s Center for
Ethics and Human Values, the Ray C. Bliss Institute for Applied
Politics at the University of Akron and The City Club of