Lauren Powell on the intersection of Covid-19 and racism [PODCAST]

February 24, 2021

In June 2020, after George Floyd was killed by police in Minneapolis, Lauren Powell, who was then the executive director of Times Up Healthcare, wrote a searing essay for STAT's First Opinion. “My nightmare: Covid-19 meets racism meets the killing of a Black person by police."

In this episode, Skerrett and Powell take a deep dive into that essay, talk about what it’s like coping with the Covid-19 pandemic in Richmond, Va., whether she took to the streets in the Black Lives Matter protests, and finding Black joy in the time of coronavirus.


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