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Racial Disparities in COVID-19
Why the pandemic is highlighting racial inequities and creating uncertainty for the African American Church.

Wednesday, May 20th  |  2:00pm CST


During Covid-19, CDC data shows that exposure and mortality rates are disproportionately affecting African American communities. While the current pandemic represents an acute crisis, the problem is longstanding, chronic, and systemic. Jemar Tisby, author of The Color of Compromise, and president of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective, will look at the history of racial health disparities and how it impacts the future of the African American Church. He will lead us through an historically-based presentation that will help explain our present-day dilemma. There will be a brief time for Q and A at the end. 


Registration is free, but webinar space is limited to 100 attendees.


Jemar Tisby  |  President of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective 

Jemar (B.A. Notre Dame; Mdiv RTS Jackson) is the president of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective where he writes about race, religion, and culture. He is also the co-host of “Pass The Mic”, a podcast that amplifies dynamic voices for a diverse church. His writing has been featured in the Washington Post, CNN, Vox, and the New York Times. He has spoken nation-wide at conferences on racial reconciliation, U.S. history, and the church. His first book, “The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism,” is out now from Zondervan. Jemar is a PhD candidate in History at the University of Mississippi studying race, religion and social movements in the 20th century. Follow him on Twitter @JemarTisby.



May 20, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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