Tune in to two COVID-19 related webinars this week ~
United to Debunk Misinformation in Our Communities: A Town Hall on COVID-19
Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 5:30-6:30pm CST
Join the National Research Mentoring Network for the upcoming webinar “United to Debunk Misinformation in Our Communities: A Town Hall on COVID-19.”
Speakers include: Jamboor K. Vishwanatha, PhD, Principal Investigator, Texas CEAL Consortium; Melanie Lawson, ABC-13 Houston; Hon. Sheila Jackson-Lee, US Rep., Harris County; Co Pastor Mia Wright, The Fountain of Praise Church; Venus Ginés, Dia de la Mujer Latina, Inc.; Monica Webb Hooper, PhD, NIMHD’s Deputy Director; and Peter Hotez, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine.
Thank you to Dr. Olayinka Shiyanbola for sharing with us!
Structural Racism, Vaccine Hesitancy and Informed Consent: Has Trustworthiness Been Earned?
Friday, January 15, 2021 from 12-2:00pm CST
Join Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) for Part II of their HBCU panel discussion and listening session series. This session will highlight the systemic factors contributing to COVID-19 vaccine mistrust among communities of color. (Part I of the HBCU panel discussion took place in November 2020. The panelist portion was recorded and can be accessed here.)
Centuries of racism and oppression have left deep scars in the collective memory of communities of color when contemplating interactions with systems and institutions that have historically devalued our concerns and interests. Mistrust is wide-spread and deeply embedded within many racialized minority communities owing to the numerous macro and micro-level abuses of power experienced daily. The resulting cultural and historical traumas have given rise to a commonsense knowledge that dominant group institutions are not always trustworthy as people of color try to decipher these unpleasant experiences. This collective sense of mistrust raises doubt in the minds of many about the COVID-19 vaccine.