Marginalised Voices: The Impact of Covid on Older Ethnic Minority People
|Starts:||14:00 6 Dec 2021|
|Ends:||15:30 6 Dec 2021|
|What is it:||Webinar|
|Organiser:||Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE)|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Current University students, General public|
Why is Covid having such a devastating impact on our older ethnic minority population?
A new briefing from the Runnymede Trust and the Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE), explores why Covid has had such a devastating impact on our older ethnic minority population. In this webinar we will discuss some key points from the briefing:
- Older ethnic minority people are more exposed to the virus, and to longstanding inequalities in housing, health, employment and resources, all exacerbated by the pandemic.
- The loss of social spaces, lack of digital access for some, coupled with language barriers for others, has hindered their ability to maintain social connections and access resources and information.
- Vaccine hesitancy is much more complex than painted in the media.
We will be joined by an expert panel:
Tracey Bignall, Senior Policy and Practice Officer at the Race Equality Foundation
Dr Brenda Hayanga, research fellow at the University of Sussex
Shane Ward, CEO of the West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre
The event will be chaired by Dr Dharmi Kapadia.
Travel and Contact Information
Online (register for link to join via zoom)