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COVID-19 and Black Communities


As cities like Chicago, Detroit, and New Orleans have begun to release COVID-19 death rates disaggregated by race and ethnicity, it is increasingly clear that Black individuals and communities are among the hardest hit by the pandemic. This Working Group is interested in investigating the impacts of COVID-19 on Black communities in the US and globally, including among LGBTQ, homeless, disabled, senior, and immigrant populations and their intersections.

Working Group Lead

Benika Dixon, Texas A&M University

Working Group Members

Darien Alexander-Williams, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Donta Council, American University
Oronde Drakes, University of Iowa
Fayola Jacobs, University of Minnesota
Heather Kirkland, American University

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