In addition to addressing the relationship between COVID-19 and contemporary racial crises facing Asian American, Black American, Latinx and Native American communities, the series will explore the historical roots of these devastating predicaments.
The first event in the series, “Battling Converging Pandemics: Asian Communities, COVID-19 and Anti-Asian Racism,” took place on September 29 and addressed the amplification of anti-Asian discrimination in the era of Covid-19.
Parikh worked with and mentored two student organizations that center Asian identities, the Asian Students Association and Top Naach, to organize the event.
The “Genocidal Medicine” program on October 15 will examine the disproportionate COVID-19 death rates in Black American communities through the lens of genocide.
The focus will be on Indigenous and Native American communities on Tuesday, November 17, at 6–7:30 p.m.