Seed Grant Award: Center for Research on People of Color – Anti-Racism Speaker Series

Jacquelyn Taylor, Nursing

Jacquelyn Taylor

The Center for Research on People of Color (CRPC) seeks funding to support its inaugural visiting speaker series on anti-racism, featuring a first lecture on racism in academia that includes social health equity and justice. In addition to serving as an educational opportunity for students, faculty and staff at Columbia University, this event also helped introduce the CRPC and its mission to broaden community members’ understanding of barriers to racial justice and equity in healthcare.

The CRPC hosted three Anti-Racism Speaker Series events so far. The first guest speaker was Dr. Enobong (Anna) Branch, Vice President for Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement and Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University. The second speaker was Dr. Amadou Gaye, a Staff Scientist at the National Human Genome Research. The third speaker was Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, Associate Dean of Health Equity Research at Yale School of Medicine. 

The next series event, featuring Dr. Waverly Duck, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh, was held on September 16th. Learn more here. 

This project was funded through the Addressing Racism: A Call to Action for Higher Education initiative of the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement.