This conversation took place on February 5, 2021 between Annenberg alumna Shawnika Hull (Ph.D.'10), an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University, and Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins, a Core Investigator at the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) at the Corporal Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia and a Visiting Scholar at Annenberg. It addressed health, wealth, and racial opportunity. How does race and racism impact health outcomes? What does it mean to think critically about racialization as a variable in discussions about mental biological health?
A new series at the Annenberg School, Annenberg Conversations engage Communication research and scholarship on topical issues together with a wide variety of individuals outside of Annenberg — including academics, activists, artists, and many others. During the 2020-21 academic year, the topic is race in America.