The Color of Care chronicles how people of color suffer from systemically substandard healthcare. COVID-19 exposed what they have long understood and lived: they do not receive the same level of care. Produced by Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions and directed by Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning director Yance Ford, the film traces the origins of racial health disparities to practices that began during slavery and continue today. Using moving personal testimony, expert interviews, and disturbing data, the film reveals the impact of racism on health, serving as an urgent warning of what must be done to save lives.
Please join the Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS), a Smithsonian Affiliate, and the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) on Saturday, September 24, for lunch, a film screening of The Color of Care, and panel discussion featuring local experts. This event also serves as the first challenge of the CTSC’s inaugural Mission: Health Equity Challenge Series. The series aims to engage 500 researchers across partner institutions, including: CWRU, University Hospitals, Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth, and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, in four health equity challenges over the next year.
Schedule of Events
Film screening: 1PM-2:20PM
Panel discussion: 2:25PM-3PM
Debora Bruno, MD, University Hospitals
Lara Jehi, MD, Cleveland Clinic
Mamta Singh, MD, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
Please Note: Space is limited, and advance registration is required.
Paid parking is available in the museum’s adjacent parking lot located off Magnolia Drive.