Covid-19: A Color Canvas of Inequality


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Covid-19: A Color Canvas of Inequality

February 27, 2021 @ 9:00 am 4:30 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the deaths of over 350,000 people in the US since December 2020, testing our health and economic system that supports our localities. Highlighting the stark inequities in health provided to the Black and Brown communities. 

This year’s symposium addresses the impact of COVID-19 on African descent communities that are the most affected. In Philadelphia, 34% of cases, the highest number, are Black.  

Join us on February 27 for Covid-19: A Color Canvas of Inequality, a virtual symposium that examines the systemic conditions that place African descent communities most at risk. A seminar that brings scholars and historians to discuss problems and present solutions with your input.

Admission to Symposium/ Precio de entrada a simposio

Tickets go on sale Monday, January 18, 2021

  • Non-Member $25 per person
  • Taller Puertorriqueño active members and students with ID’s $12.50

Additional $30 fee to obtain Social Worker’s Continuing Education Credits.

About the symposium

Since 1997, The Annual Arturo A. Schomburg Symposium has explored the complex relationship of the African Diaspora in Latinx cultures. Now in its 25th year, the work presented has never been more critical. With presentations by distinguished scholars, this event offers the opportunity to deepen our knowledge and understanding of the African Diaspora in the Americas and foster dialogue, educating audiences and speakers alike.

Deadline to register noon of February 26th Fecha límite para registrarse: viernes 26 de febrero 12 p.m. A zoom link will be emailed by 3PM of Feb. 26th.

*Special group rates are available /Para precios especiales para grupos – contact Aida Devine at or 215.426-3311

**Act 48 CEU credits, are available with proper Philadelphia School District ID number.

***Continuing Education Credits for Licensed Social Workers (LSW) are provided through the Department of Social Work At LaSalle University.  A $30 fee is required.

Images of the COVID-19 virus in the bloodstream are from the CDC Image Library

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