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Africa and COVID-19 Webinar Series: Combating Racism and Xenophobia During COVID-19

May 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Harvard University Center for African Studies in partnership with the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) is hosting a series of webinars on the topic of COVID-19 and Africa. Held each Wednesday for one hour from 10am EST, CAS’ Africa and COVID-19 Webinar Series will bring together the private sector, policy makers, academics, and practitioners for a series of conversations across health, technology, and economy, among others.

This week’s conversation is on the xenophobia, stigma, rise in anti-minority and anti-migrant hostilities arising from COVID-19. This week’s webinar is co-sponsored by the FXB Center for Health & Human Rights at Harvard University, Harvard Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, and ChannelsTV.

Confirmed Panelists:

  • Ambassador Arikana Chihombori-Quao, Former African Union representative to the United States
  • Milliscent Nnwoka, Presenter/ Reporter, Channels TV – Nigeria
  • Sushma Raman, Executive Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard University
  • Moderated by Jacqueline Bhabha, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Director of Research at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights

Register for the webinar here: 

This webinar will be livestreamed on Facebook:

ORGANIZERS: Harvard Center for African Studies & Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention


May 20, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am


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