HCC Black History Month Presentation | " Systematic Racism: The Pandemic that Continues to Plague Us"
DATE: March 9, 2021
TIME: 1 - 2 pm
pan·dem·ic | adjective | a disease prevalent over a whole country or the world
While America was wrestling with finding the cure for a health pandemic, protests over the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery re-elevated racism back to America’s consciousness. Some may wonder how we have reached this moment in history, but racism has been a part of America’s fabric since the beginning when it was written in the Constitution. In this discussion, nationally recognized activist and Honey Brown Hope Foundation Founder, Tammie Lang Campbell, will share historical context of how racism is a cultural pandemic that has infected all of America’s systems: education, healthcare, voting, justice, housing, jobs and financial. Campbell will also illustrate how strains of the racism pandemic have mutated from slavery, to the Civil Rights Movement and current events. Lastly, she will call for the need to have America’s prescription to move beyond a band aid to a real cure for this cultural pandemic.