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COVID Ethics Series

Discrimination Intensified: Equity in the Time of COVID-19

May 20, 2020 talkDiscrimination Intensified: Equity in the Time of COVID-19

Though discussion of collective action and unity in the face of COVID-19 are common, instances of discrimination and failures of equitable treatment continue. In “Discrimination Intensified: Equity in the Time of COVID,” Prof. Bryan Pilkington speaks with a multi-disciplinary panel of experts about discriminatory treatment and what can be done in response.

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  • Sampson Davis, M.D. E.R physician, inspirational speaker, best-selling author and media personality who has appeared on Oprah, Dr. Oz, The Today Show, The View, CBS This Morning, PBS News Hour, Anderson Cooper 360 and NPR as well as print publications including People, O Magazine, Reader’s Digest, The Washington Post, The New York Times, USA Today, Parade and Black Enterprise.
  • Lynette Martins, LL.B. (Law), MBE, PGDip (Population Health), Co-chairman of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Law and Bioethics Affinity Group
  • Ki Joo (KC) Choi, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the department of religion at Seton Hall University and author of Disciplined by Race: Theological Ethics and the Problem of Asian American Identity (2019), the first major critical and constructive interpretation of Asian American experiences of race by a theological ethicist.
  • David S. Kountz, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.P., Associate Dean of Diversity and Equity at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University