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September 23, 2020

Lee and Nile Albright Annual Symposium:

Give Black Scientists a Place in This Fight- COVID-19 and the Racial Divide

Adrianne Gladden-Young, senior research associate in Pardis Sabeti’s lab at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and author of the piece “Give Black Scientists A Place in This Fight” from The Atlantic, joins the Museum of Science for an evening examining the overwhelming effects systemic racism has had on the COVID-19 pandemic. With nearly a quarter of Americans who have died from complications of the coronavirus being within the Black community, it is clear Black Americans are tremendously vulnerable to the virus due to deep-rooted issues of race in our country. Through her work studying COVID-19, Gladden-Young is calling for the scientific community and public-health world to confront these deep inequities and the racial divide of our nation head-on.

Don’t miss this important symposium with Adrianne Gladden-Young as she shares her research on our current pandemic, emphasizing how and why systemic racism has allowed the Black community to be disproportionally impacted and affected, and why it is necessary that the health establishment begins to engage Black scientists as leaders and problem-solvers.

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Funding provided by the Lee and Nile Albright Annual Symposium Fund.

This virtual offering will stream live from the Museum of Science for registrants to enjoy at home. Registrants will receive links to view this program via email within 24 hours of the event start time.


Online Only


Recommended for: Visitors 18 years of age and older

Public Event

Separate ticket required.

Cost: Free with Pre-Registration

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