The Civil Rights of Health, Education, and Biology: MLK’s Enduring Legacy

The Civil Rights of Health, Education, and Biology: MLK’s Enduring Legacy

Friday, January 23, 12:20 p.m. Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Auditorium

Why is eliminating health and educational disparities a crucial goal for the future of our nation? After reviewing historical scientific findings about the impact of race and poverty on the life course, Drs. Sharon and Craig Ramey will propose a new national agenda that links education and health as the most compelling ways to overcome the entrenched inequities and health disparities that endure as a legacy of racism and classism. The Rameys will also discuss specific “actionable knowledge” that can form a basis for how the Virginia Tech community can become engaged at all levels.