“Such a Time As This”: Racial Justice and the University Series: Racial Justice, Science, and Health

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This series of conversations explored how Georgetown faculty’s research advances racial justice. The sessions considered how racial justice produces certain responsibilities for researchers. They also examined how the pursuit of justice informs the impact of the speakers’ work. They not only focused on the work of individual faculty members, but also how the mission of Georgetown University informs and supports this work.

The pandemic has resurfaced issues of racial disparities in healthcare and science as the virus continues to have an outsized impact on communities of color. Combining knowledge of medical history and practice with an analysis of law and environmental justice, the panel explored how these outcomes are rooted much further back than 2020.