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Harvard, RWJF and NPR Webcast: Discrimination in America: African American Experiences

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and NPR will jointly present a free, live ForumHSPH.org webcast, Discrimination in America: African American Experiences, Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from noon-1 p.m. ET.  How do African Americans experience discrimination in daily life? A soon-to-be-released poll by NPR, the RWJF, and Harvard Chan School will illuminate reports from African Americans who share their personal experiences with discrimination. With unprecedented documentation, the poll will cover a range of areas, from police interaction, to job applications, to health care, to racial slurs. This Forum will explore the poll results and their implications for a healthier, more equitable, and just society.

This poll will be the first among a series of reports that surveyed additional groups, including Latinos, Asian Americans, Native Americans, men, women, and LGBTQ adults, on their experiences with discrimination.

Expert participants include Dr. Robert Blendon, Professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis, Harvard Chan School and Harvard Kennedy School; Dr. Dwayne Proctor, Senior Adviser to the President and Director, Achieving Health Equity Portfolio, RWJF; Dr. David Williams, Professor of Public Health, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard Chan School; Dr. Elizabeth Hinton, Assistant Professor, Departments of History and of African American Studies, Harvard University, and author, “From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America”; and Dr. Mary Lee, Deputy Director, PolicyLink. Moderator will be Mr. Joe Neel, Deputy Senior Supervising Editor and a Correspondent on the Science Desk, NPR.

Watch at ForumHSPH.org. E-mail questions for the expert participants any time before or during the live webcast to theforum@hsph.harvard.edu. Or Tweet them to @ForumHSPH using #discrimination. We also will stream live on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Forumhsph/. We’ll also be conducting a live chat on The Forum’s Discrimination in America web page. The Forum will accommodate as many questions as we can during a limited Q&A. If time does not allow for us to ask your question, we encourage you to continue the conversation by posting comments on our website at ForumHSPH.org.