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Vital Talks

Breaking Bondage: The Intersection of Race and Public Health

Our sixth installment of Vital Talks discussed the legacy of slavery, the history of race-based health inequities and the implications for public health.

Join Mary Travis Bassett, MD, MPH, Director, François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University; Professor, the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard University in a conversation with Linda Villarosa, MA, Contributing Writer, New York Times; Program Director, Department of Journalism, City College of New York; and Assistant Professor, Media and Communication Arts, City College of New York.

The event was moderated by Katherine Franke, JD, Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Columbia University; Director, Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, Columbia University. Franke is the author of Repair: Redeeming the Promise of Abolition (Haymarket Books 2019).