6 episodes

Racial inequality. Income inequality. Structural inequality. Health inequality. The novel coronavirus crisis has exposed issues of inequity and injustice that continue to shape local and nationwide responses. Join Columbia University professors Samuel K. Roberts, Jr., Mabel O. Wilson and their guests as they discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on Black life in New York City and beyond. Brought to you by the Institute for Research in African American Studies and the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies at Columbia University.

Black Lives: In the Era of COVID-19 Samuel K. Roberts, Jr. and Mabel O. Wilson

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Racial inequality. Income inequality. Structural inequality. Health inequality. The novel coronavirus crisis has exposed issues of inequity and injustice that continue to shape local and nationwide responses. Join Columbia University professors Samuel K. Roberts, Jr., Mabel O. Wilson and their guests as they discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on Black life in New York City and beyond. Brought to you by the Institute for Research in African American Studies and the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies at Columbia University.

    Episode 06 In the Era of COVID-19: Saeeda Dunston on Providing Community Services During a Pandemic

    Episode 06 In the Era of COVID-19: Saeeda Dunston on Providing Community Services During a Pandemic

    In our sixth episode, Samuel Roberts and Mabel O. Wilson are joined by Saeeda Dunston, executive director of Elmcor Youth & Adult Activities, Inc., a non-profit, multi-service organization located in Queens, New York. Ms. Dunston speaks about how the novel coronavirus has impacted those receiving support, how Elmcor is dealing with the increasing need for services, and what organizing looks like in the current era. 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 05 In the Era of COVID-19: Matt Swain on Being an Essential Healthcare Worker During the Crisis

    Episode 05 In the Era of COVID-19: Matt Swain on Being an Essential Healthcare Worker During the Crisis

    This week, our hosts Samuel Roberts and Mabel O. Wilson speak with Matt Swain, a hospital worker who shares his experience of working during the pandemic. Mr. Swain discusses the changes he witnessed to protocols and procedures at his job, issues with personal protective equipment, and his own concerns over exposure to the virus. Swain also talks about the more personal aspects of functioning during the crisis in New York City.

    • 45 min
    Episode 04 In the Era of COVID-19: Prof. Keesha Middlemass on Incarceration and Re-entry

    Episode 04 In the Era of COVID-19: Prof. Keesha Middlemass on Incarceration and Re-entry

    In this episode, our hosts Samuel Roberts and Mabel O. Wilson talk with Prof. Keesha Middlemass of Howard University. Prof. Middlemass discusses the effects of the novel coronavirus as it travels through jails and prisons in the U.S., and how exposure and infection impact incarcerated populations and those who are re-entering communities. Included in this discussion are the ways in which the carceral system has changed under COVID-19.

    • 53 min
    Episode 03 In the Era of COVID-19: Dr. Oni Blackstock on NYC’s Health response

    Episode 03 In the Era of COVID-19: Dr. Oni Blackstock on NYC’s Health response

    In the third episode in this series, hosts Samuel Roberts and Mabel O. Wilson speak with Oni Blackstock, M.D., M.H.S., Assistant Commissioner for the New York City Health Department’s Bureau of HIV. Dr. Blackstock discusses the impacts of race on health services, including the disparities and inequities in health outcomes. Dr. Blackstock also talks about the parallels between her work in HIV prevention and treatment and the response to the novel coronavirus.

    • 52 min
    Episode 02 In the Era of COVID-19: Tramell Thompson on the Frontlines of NYC Subways

    Episode 02 In the Era of COVID-19: Tramell Thompson on the Frontlines of NYC Subways

    In this episode, our hosts Samuel Roberts and Mabel O. Wilson are joined by Metropolitan Transportation Authority conductor, union member, and community organizer Tramell Thompson. Mr. Thompson speaks about the impact of the novel coronavirus on New York City transit workers including the dangers, disparities, and loss experienced by some of the City’s most essential workers.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 01 In the Era of COVID-19: Prof. Malo Hutson on the Built Environment

    Episode 01 In the Era of COVID-19: Prof. Malo Hutson on the Built Environment

    Racial inequality. Income inequality. Structural inequality. Health inequality. The novel coronavirus crisis has exposed issues of inequity and injustice that continue to shape local and nationwide responses. Join Columbia University professors Samuel K. Roberts, Jr., Mabel O. Wilson and their guests as they discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on Black life in New York City and beyond.

    • 34 min

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