The coronavirus pandemic has exposed deep fault lines in our societies, including the disproportionate health and economic impact on minority communities. A recent independent report in the UK entitled Disparities in the risk and outcomes of COVID-19 confirmed Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Groups were more likely to die from COVID-19 than their white counterparts. We have seen similar statistics in other nations including Norway and the United States. Recent global protests in response to the murder of George Floyd and part of the Black Lives Matter movement have once again highlighted the historical and structural nature of why this disproportionality exists in the first place, with the Dean of Harvard University’s School of Public Health stating “racism is a public health issue”. So just how do we move on from this historic moment and create a good society that truly embeds race equity at its heart?
Join us on Wednesday 01 July 2020 as we bring together experts and practitioners from across the globe to share learnings and experiences.
Dr Mathew Mathews - Head of IPS Social Labs, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Mbongeni Allan Magubane - Deputy Headmaster, St John’s College (South Africa)
Tebussum Rashid - Deputy CEO, Black Training and Enterprise Group (UK)
Mark Gonzales - Chair, Department of the Future (USA)
The Good Society Forum is a community of change-makers around the world with a common quest to build the good society. Launched in April 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Good Society Forum Webinars digitally connect change makers around the world, engage them on ideas, and inspire action to build the good society.