A Toxic Legacy: How the History of Systemic Anti-Black Racism Shapes Health
In partnership with Harvard Public Health magazine, the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights will host a free, in-person symposium at Harvard University’s Martin Center. Throughout the day, speakers will examine the challenging question of how to redress centuries of anti-Black racism – and how to ensure that reparations are designed with the long-term health of Black communities and individuals in mind. Speakers will bring a wide range of expertise in law, policy, public health, history, media, and community organizing.
As part of this all-day symposium, IHJE founding director Ruqaiijah Yearby will join a panel to discuss “A Toxic Legacy: How the History of Systemic Anti-Black Racism Shapes Health.”
- Cornell William Brooks, JD, MDiv (Panel Moderator)
- William A. (“Sandy”) Darity Jr., PhD
- Dania V. Francis, MA, PhD
- Jemadari Kamara, PhD
- Ruqaiijah Yearby, JD, MPH