Black Americans live sicker and die younger than any other ethnic group in the nation.
“The Skin You’re In, Racial Health Injustice: Overcoming an American Crisis” docufilm series investigates the phenomenon from various angles, concluding that the reasons for this are complex and rooted in racism.
A screening and Q&A session for the film is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health Room E-101 Auditorium, 1200 Pressler St., for in-person attendance.
Those who wish to participate virtually can do so via Webex. All attendees are encouraged to register for the event via Webex, but registration is required for online attendance.
The film identifies the problem, explains the causes, and offers real solutions to this health disparity.
Immediately following a screening of the film, a discussion will be hosted by Thomas LaVeist, PhD, the docufilm’s director, executive producer, and dean of the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
The film is presented in recognition of Black History Month. It is sponsored by the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Advocacy (IDEA) Committee and the Office of the Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, Development, and Diversity at the School of Public Health.