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  • Michael Lawson, Helen Torres, Charlie Woo, & Dan Schnur - Confronting Racism Within the Pandemic

    In the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis, the current moment in the United States has been described as, ‘A Pandemic Within a Pandemic.’ To speak to the recent tragic events and future solutions, this livestream hosts a panel discussion with Michael Lawson, President & CEO of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Urban League, Helen Torres, President & CEO of Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) and Charlie Woo, Co-Founder and CEO of Center for Asians United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE).

    The conversation addresses the current national conversation on racism, police brutality, and criminal justice reform. It also touches upon the larger systemic US racial inequality — illuminated particularly by the COVID-19 pandemic — and poses future-oriented solutions for both citizens and leaders.

    Learn more about our program partners:
    - Los Angeles Urban League: www.laul.org
    - Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE): www.latinas.org
    - Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment: www.causeusa.org

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  • Caltech and JPL Scientists Tackle a Pandemic

    This livestream discussion features some of the most insightful scientists and engineers studying and responding to COVID-19 - Pamela Bjorkman, David Baltimore Professor of Biology and Bioengineering, Paul Wennberg, R. Stanton Avery Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Environmental Science and Engineering, and Dave Gallagher, Associate Director for Strategic Integration at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This discussion is led by Caltech President Thomas F. Rosenbaum. Listen now to hear the answers to questions like:
    - How has the lack of carbon emissions due to stay at home orders really effected our environment, and what do we do with this information going forward?
    - Can rocket scientists build better ventilators, and how has JPL’s work to address hypoxia (low oxygen levels) for astronauts contributed to helping COVID-19 patients?
    - What have the world’s leading biologists discovered about SARS CoV2, and how different immune systems react to it, which could impact treatment and vaccine options?

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