May 29, 2020

June 9 – Racial Disparities In The Pandemic

By Kurt Gardinier

The coronavirus knows no boundaries – it has affected every community in the Washington region, but not at the same rates. Existing social inequalities in this country have increased the rate of COVID-19 infections and fatalities among communities of color and in communities already disadvantaged by poverty. The pandemic has also highlighted inequities in access to quality health and preventative care, which has fueled the racial disparities in this public health crisis 

How did we get here and how do we make sure vulnerable communities are better prepared if there is a second wave of coronavirus infections? 

Join Kojo and a panel of public health experts on Tuesday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m. for an in-depth examination of the racial disparities in the pandemic and how these communities can be better equipped against a second wave of infections as we reopen in the Washington region. 

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

This event is free, but to participate you must pre-register by 5 p.m. on June 9. Tickets are limited, and available on a first come, first served basis. All registered participants will receive an email with instructions on how to connect to our virtual event on Zoom.  

This event will be recorded and an edited version will be aired on The Kojo Nnamdi Show on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

If you have questions, please contact us at or connect with us on social media @kojoshow.

Kojo In Your Community is a series of live events aimed at providing area residents with a forum to ask questions, make comments and share the view from their neighborhoods. We’re now bringing them to you in a virtual setting with discussions that focus on surviving — and thriving — during the current public health crisis.