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Alameda County: How COVID is impacting the black community the hardest and why; Plus: The latest science on antibody testing

0:08 – Anti-black racism in China is forcing people from their homes, jobs, and sense of home

Roberto Castillo (@castillorocas) is Assistant Professor with the Cultural Studies Department at the Lingnan University in Hong Kong, and contributor to Quartz. 

0:34 – Serology testing and community spread: what’s the latest

Julia Schaletzky, PhD is Executive Director at the UC Berkeley Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases.

1:08 – Where Alameda County is finding COVID cases: predominantly POC neighborhoods, East Oakland and Hayward

Erin M. Kerrison, PhD (@emkerrison) is assistant professor of social welfare at UC Berkeley. Her research focuses on how law and legal institutions operate as social determinants of health. 

You can find the Alameda County data map of COVID cases here. 

1:25 – Black Oakland demands to address COVID-19

Cat Brooks puts on her organizer hat and discusses the list of demands to address COVID-19, centering the black community. Here are the demands of the Black New Deal. 

1:34 – Americans are stockpiling guns and ammo: what are the responsibilities of individuals and governments to protect public safety

David Chipman (@davidchipman) is senior policy advisor with the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 

1:50 – Poetry flash: ‘Open Arms’ by devorah major

devorah major served as San Francisco’s Third Poet Laureate.  She has five poetry books, two novels, four chapbooks, and a host of short stories, essays, and poems in anthologies and periodicals. Major performs her work nationally and internationally with and without musicians – you can find her work at www.devorahmajor.com

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