Black Boston: Building Healthy Communities

5:00 pm on Thursday, July 30, 2020
6:00 pm on Thursday, July 30, 2020
Contact Name:
David Gross

Boston is home to some of the country’s leading community health centers and partners devoted to tackling health inequities. Yet even here race, ethnicity, and racism continue to adversely impact health, and COVID-19 has further revealed racial inequities. Where has Boston been successful? And what are the next steps to improve health outcomes, close persistent gaps, save lives, and transform the fields leading this work?

Join the Boston University Initiative on Cities, the Boston University Office of Diversity & Inclusion, and WBUR CitySpace for Black Boston: Building Healthy Communities, the first in a recurring discussion series featuring transformative Black leaders from across Greater Boston.


Vivien Morris, Founder and Chairperson, Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition

Sandra Cotterell, CEO, Codman Square Health Center

Dr. Thea James, Vice President of Mission, Boston Medical Center

Moderated by:

Yvette Cozier, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Boston University