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About the Conversation
This conversation will address 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?
About the Speakers
Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins
A dynamic speaker, author, and scholar, Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins is a Core Investigator at the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) at the Corporal Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia. At the University of Pennsylvania, Jenkins is appointed within the School of Nursing, the School of Social Policy & Practice, the Annenberg School, and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. He is also the director of the Interpreting Attitudes toward Minorities in Medicine (I AM) Research Group. Read more about Jenkins.
Shawnika Hull (Ph.D. '10)
Shawnika Hull is an Annenberg alum and Assistant Professor at Rutgers University. Her research focuses on reducing racial inequities in HIV incidence through community-engaged, applied communication science. In particular, she develops, implements, and evaluates theoretically grounded communication interventions focused on impacting individual and social-structural barriers to HIV prevention. This research is informed by, and developed in close collaboration with, community partners. Her expertise includes qualitative (i.e. focus groups) and quantitative (i.e. surveys, experiments) data collection and analytical methods. Read more about Hull.
About Annenberg Conversations
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 will be race in America.
Annenberg Conversations on Race events are dialogues designed to examine the current state of anti-Black racism in various sectors of society. Each conversation will feature a member of the Annenberg Community together with one or more interlocutors from outside the school, drawing upon diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise that highlight the role of communication and mass mediation in processes of racism and racialization.
These conversations will provide space to speak and listen together to engage the myriad tensions and intersections of communication themes and racial formations.
Future conversations include: