This event has ended. Click for a recording and transcript.
RISE UP FOR JUSTICE: BLACK LIVES AND OUR COLLECTIVE FUTURE
Covid-19 and the Political Determinants of Health
Thursday, October 22, 2020
2:00-3:30 PM PDT / 5:00-6:30 PM EDT
Durante el evento habrá traducción en español
También hay mensajes de promoción en español, mira abajo
The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the underlying forces and the overarching narratives of race, gender, and class inequality that have been the bedrock of the US experience since Day One. Instead of providing the public with reliable information about the pandemic and a credible plan to defeat it, the pronouncements from the White House have engendered distrust in government and in science. This fourth Livestream event in our series will feature public health experts, political scientists, and social justice activists exploring the current and historical trends in US political life that have led the country to this moment of reckoning—and what’s at stake for public health and racial equity in the upcoming election.
“When you have people elected based on undermining trust in the government, what happens when trust is what you need the most?” says Sarah Dalglish of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, who studies the political determinants of health.
--from The Atlantic, “How The Pandemic Defeated America” by Ed Jong, Sept. 2020.
Rahwa Neguse, MSGH, MPA, Executive Director, Healthy Black Families, Inc.
Ann C. Keller, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Health Politics and Policy at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Dr. Hector P. Rodríguez, Professor of Health Policy and Management at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health
James King, State Campaigner for the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Axel Fuentes, Executive Director of Rural Community Workers Alliance
About this series
This Livestream series, “Rise Up For Justice: Black Lives and Our Collective Future,” from the Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley, is providing space for cutting edge conversations among activists, scholars, journalists, and other thought leaders to provide context and analysis on this transformative moment and envision what comes next in the movement for racial justice.
A Black-led movement demanding police accountability and justice has galvanized anger, grief, and frustration over the repeated killings of Black men and women both historically and in the present day—but also hope for a future rooted in true belonging. People worldwide are participating in a pivotal uprising that will reshape not only our relationship with Black communities but also our collective future. Launched in June 2020 in response to the murder of George Floyd.
Action Toolkits and Other Resources
- Healthy Black Families, Inc.
- Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
- Rural Community Workers Alliance
- Black Voters Matter Fund
- Texas Organizing Project
- Florida Rights Restoration Coalition
- Advancement Project
- Elect Justice
- Revolve Impact
- Athletes for Impact
- More than a vote
- Vote Save America
- The Movement 4 Black Lives Electoral Justice Voter Fund
Resources: COVID-19 & Public Health
- COVID-19 and the Social Determinants of Health by Michelle A. Williams
- What Do Coronavirus Racial Disparities Look Like By State? by Maria Godoy and Daniel Wood
- Raids on Immigrant Communities During the Pandemic Threaten the Country’s Public Health by Miriam Magaña Lopez & Seth Holmes
- Why is COVID-19 Killing so Many Black Americans? by Andrea Collier
- Most California Voters Support Farmworker Protections During the Pandemic by Farida Jhabvala Romero
- Berkeley Public Health Researchers Explain Heath Inequities in COVID-19
- Reopening Elementary Schools Carries Less COVID-19 Risk than High Schools – But That Doesn’t Guarantee Safety by Justin Remais and Jennifer Head
- Republican-Controlled States Continue to Block Medicaid Expansion by Anne Keller
- Protecting California’s Essential Workforce During the COVID-19 Emergency
- Millions Have Lost Health Insurance in Pandemic-Driven Recession
- The Political Determinants of Health by Daniel E. Dawes
THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS FOR SUPPORTING THIS SERIES
Healthy Black Families, Inc., Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Rural Community Workers Alliance,
Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, Texas Organizing Project, Advancement Project, Africans Rising, Athletes for Impact, APALA NV, California Calls, Center for Knowledge Equity, Community Action Partnership, Elect Justice, Family Action Network Movement, GARE, Greater Good Science Center, Health Impact Partners, I'm Making a Difference, International SEIU, Jewish Voice for Peace, Make it Work NV, Make the Road NV, More in Common, MOSES MI, National Center for Law and Economic Justice, New Florida Majority, Policylink, Community Change Action, Race Forward, Revolve Impact, SEIU NV, Texas Organizing Project, University of California at Berkeley, Visíon y Compromiso, Vote.org, Wayne State University (Detroit Equity Lab) and the Workers Center for Racial Justice.
Rise Up! Rise up! Rise up!
A call to link arms
by Gerald Lenoir
The corona virus is out of control
It seems there’s no end to the death toll
The police are still killing us
The economy is still failing us
The system is still ailing; it’s totally corrupt
It is our duty to rise up! Rise up! Rise up!
Don’t believe the falsehoods from the White House
Pay no attention to the Twitter rants and shouts
Keep your head to the sky and eyes on the prize
Don’t give in to the pandemic of myths and lies
Now’s the time to resist and rebel, defy and disrupt
It is our right to rise up! Rise up! Rise up!
We rise up to challenge the viral explosion
We rise up to confront racist commotion
We rise up to fight for true liberation
We rise up to struggle for a new narration
We rise up to repair, reconcile and reconstruct
We are organizing to rise up! Rise up! Rise up!
We rise up for our past, present and potential
We rise up for workers who are all essential
We rise up for shelter and a new homestead
We rise up for red roses and daily bread
We rise up for a seat at the table and a full cup
We are coming together to rise up! Rise up! Rise up!
In the streets, we rise up
In our tweets, we rise up
At the ballot box, we rise up
At the ship docks, we rise up
On the mural walls, we rise up
On the field of football, we rise up! Rise up! Rise up!
Against the brute and beast, we rise up
For justice and peace, we rise up
Against ICE and the police, we rise up
For our values and beliefs, we rise up
Against tyranny and duplicity, we rise up
For our people and posterity, we rise up! Rise up! Rise up!
Check out our previous events:
VOTER SUPPRESSION AND THE RIGHT TO VOTE with Black Voters Matter
ATHLETE-ACTIVISTS ELECT JUSTICE with Revolve Impact, Athletes for Impact, Vote.org, Elect Justice
BLACK LIVES & OUR COLLECTIVE FUTURE with Community Action Partnership, International SEIU, and Race Forward