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 Week Eight Post: May 15, 2020  

Engaging Social Challenges: The Social and Cultural Implications of COVID-19

Agnes Scott College’s Gay Johnson McDougall Center for Global Diversity and Inclusion hosted four podcast episodes highlighting issues of inequity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the many inequities affecting our communities—nationwide, globally, and even within the Agnes Scott community. As such, Agnes Scott professors and alumnae bring forward these important implications through a series of podcasts addressing this momentous social challenge.

You can also find this podcast series on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, etc. Please visit for more COVID-19 related information.



A Conversation on the Social and Cultural Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Featuring Regine O. Jackson, associate professor of sociology and undocumented artist, activist and public speaker Yehimi Cambrón ’14. Moderated by Chan Spaulding ’20, chair of the Agnes Scott Coalition of Student Multicultural Organizations.

Listen as these experts underscore matters from the social and cultural consequences of the pandemic to stereotypes in the immigrant community.



From the Frontlines of COVID-19: Agnes Scott Alumnae Share Their Healthcare Perspectives

Featuring Erin Bradley, assistant professor of public health in conversation with Dr. Dinah Conti ’98, who practices pediatric medicine in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Dr. Keri Norris ’02, Fulton DeKalb Hospital Authority's (FDHA) Chief of Health Policy and Administration; and Rachel Elise Wacks ’09, an epidemiologist with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Bedford, Massachusetts.

Listen as three alumnae and a professor sit down at their computers to discuss healthcare perspectives from the front lines of the pandemic.



What is the Future of Mental Health Post COVID-19? Experts Share Insights on Post-Pandemic Mental Health Inequities

Featuring Joëlle Atere-Roberts ’14, social epidemiologist at the UNC Carolina Population Center; Janelle Peifer, assistant professor of psychology at Agnes Scott; and Tomiko Jenkins, senior associate dean of students at Agnes Scott. Moderated by Sam Levan ’22, a psychology major and an art and theatre minor at Agnes Scott.

Listen as mental health experts share insights on the possible long-term effects of COVID-19 once the pandemic is over.



Preparing to Rebound from the Pandemic: Economic, Workplace and Legal Implications

Featuring Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Economics at Agnes Scott College, Elizabeth B. Davis, ‘85, J.D., Partner at Burr & Forman, LLP, and Augustus Bonner Cochran, III, Ph.D., JD., Adeline A. Loridans Professor of Political Science at Agnes Scott College. Moderated by Zoie Moore '21, an africana studies major at Agnes Scott.

Listen as experts highlight the economic and legal implications as we prepare to rebound from the pandemic as well as an overall look at the state of affairs from a political science perspective.



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