How COVID-19 is Shining the Light on Institutionalized Racism

When: May 28, 2020
Cost: $30 Suggested Donation
Level: Intermediate
Track: Social Responsibility
Presenter: Howard Ross, Udarta Consulting
SPECIAL MESSAGE: This presentation was originally scheduled as one of our Diversity Insights Breakfasts, which are in-person events designed around networking, a plated breakfast and a professional presentation including participatory table work. We usually charge for these in-person events to help off-set the cost of hosting them. The original ticket price for this event was going to be $45. However, due to COVID-19, the in-person portion of this event – like most all in-person events – has had to be re-imagined. And the show must go on.
The work we do – the space we operate in – does not stop simply because we’re working differently. And we believe this topic is too important to cancel. So we have decided to move this event online, and make the event free. But it still costs time, resources, and money to host the event. So while the event is free, we’re asking anyone who is willing or able to, to make a suggested donation of $30. While the suggested donation is $30, we ask that you give whatever you think this presentation and the mission of The Forum is worth. Whether less than or more than, it’s up to you! Whatever you give is generous. We sincerely and truly appreciate the support.

About the Presentation

COVID-19 has been difficult for all of us, but particularly difficult for communities of color, especially the African American and Native American Indian communities. This is not an anomaly. Health disparities in the United States have been a persistent problem from the time they have been tracked. This presentation looks at how the systems and structures of our society have proved fertile ground for the virus to spread in these historically underserved communities, what we can learn from this about how the same dynamics impact our organizations, and explores some options about what we can do about it.

Learning Outcomes
  • Gain a sense of how the virus is impacting communities of color
  • Understand the complex web of systemic racism and many of the ways it contributes to the proliferation of the disease
  • See how some of these same factors impact organizational dynamics and learn how they can approach addressing them
Additional Files
COVID&RacismFWIHO - Download

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion®
2211 Riverside Ave, CB 54
Minneapolis, MN 55454
(612) 373-5994

Photos by Sarah Morreim Photography
Privacy Policy