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McKelvey School of Engineering

COVID-19 and Race: The High Price of Economic Injustice

Tuesday, August 4 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 AM

Virtual Event

Research from the Center on Poverty and Social Policy at Columbia University forecasts that Black and Hispanic individuals are among the groups likely to experience large increases in poverty rates as a result of the coronavirus pandemic’s economic effects. Healthcare costs, furloughs and layoffs, overrepresentation in low-wage frontline jobs, lack of assets and access to emergency savings all present disproportionate threats to the well-being of these communities. Join us for a conversation on how we might turn the tide against economic injustice and enact policies that advance racial equity. This program is presented in partnership with the Clark-Fox Policy Institute.

Register here.


Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Brown School


Humanities & Society



Event Contact

Madison Lands | mlands@wustl.edu

Speaker Information


Karishma Furtado
Research & Data Catalyst, Forward Through Ferguson

Pamela Chan
Associate Director, Social Policy Institute, Washington University in St. Louis

Alexandra Morshed
Project Manager, Prevention Research Center in St. Louis

Tyrone Turner
Vice President of Housing and Asset Development, Better Family Life

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