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Welcome to The Grindstone COVID-19 Series

Season 400

The Grindstone is releasing a COVID-19 series over the next few weeks. Today we introduce the series, which will sound quite different from our typical format, and share the story of how it came to be and how we recorded it. We also wanted to take a moment to say hello to all of you, and that we hope you all are staying healthy and safe out there.


Check out the first full-length episode from our COVID-19 series this Friday afternoon, 19th June, 2020!


Thanks for listening!

More Episodes

7/10/2020

Faithe Day: COVID-19, Race, and the COVID Black Taskforce

Season 4, Ep. 4
In the fourth episode ofThe Grindstone's COVID-19 Series, we return to our typical interview format to speak with Dr. Faithe Day, Assistant Director of COVID Black: A Taskforce on Black Health and Data.We discuss the COVID Black Taskforce, its mission, and how it was formed; the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on Black essential workers; environmental factors in healthcare inequities in communities of color; how COVID Black has responded to the recent murders of Black lives at the hands of white police officers and white civilians; balancing the need for peaceful protests and social activism with the need to remain physically distant and to wear face coverings; and what people can do to support the push for racial equity and to dismantle racist policies.Dr. Faithe Day is the Assistant Director of COVID Black and a CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation within the Libraries and School of Information Studies and the African American Studies and Research Center at Purdue University. Dr. Day works on developing curriculum, data collection, and curation projects in collaboration with other scholars to identify critical frameworks and best practices to ensure an ethical and justice-centered approach to data curation, with a focus on Black and LGBTQIA+ community-based data and discourse. Some helpful links are below:COVID Black WebsiteCOVID Black Twitter: @COVIDBLKDr. Day's post in the AMSJ Blog "On Teaching in the Time of COVID-19"Thank you to Dr. Day, and thanks for listening!