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In this talk, Leah Smith ‘22 examines the problem of “vaccine apartheid,” identifying specific mechanisms that produce inequitable access to life-saving COVID-19 vaccines. She also shines a light on the global movement for a “people’s vaccine,” and outlines concrete steps audience members can take to advance global health, locally.
Leah Smith ‘22 is completing her A.B. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology with a certificate in Global Health at Princeton. She completed research for this talk under the direction of Dr. Ruha Benjamin, Professor of African American studies and founding director of the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab. "Talk & film screening" to the zoom RSVP whenever you have a chance.
The talk is followed by a screening of Sundance film, The Panola Project, about how a few extraordinary women in an Alabama town waged a Covid-19 vaccine campaign to keep their community safe.