Notes from April 2021 BurghMeetsWorld Event: Who is the vaccine for?
On Monday, April 19th, 2021 BurghMeetsWorld facilitated a series of conversations around the ongoing vaccine distribution in Pittsburgh and around the world. These conversations were centered around the growing inequalities around vaccine distribution which mirrors already existing systemic discrimination against marginalized populations. A focal point of these conversations was acknowledging trends such as vaccine gentrification and vaccine apartheid as well as other barriers and challenges to vaccination. We explored how these barriers play out on the world stage and the parallels between the rest of the world and Pittsburgh.
Together we decide how Pittsburgh meets the world.
Our partners for this event included:
- Ben Gutschow – Casa San Jose
- Dr. Maya Ragavan – UPMC
- Yesmina Salib – JFCS
- Miracle Jones – 1hood
- Aurora Ortiz – Allegheny Health Network Center for Inclusion Health
Read the full notes here
Casa San Jose
Jewish Family & Community Services of Pittsburgh
Dr. Maya Ragavan
Center for Inclusion Health