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Event to discuss COVID-19’s disproportionate effect on people of color Wednesday

<p>The LGBTQ+ Culture Center is located at 705 E. Seventh St.</p>

The LGBTQ+ Culture Center is located at 705 E. Seventh St.

"Intersections," the LGBTQ+ Culture Center's 12-event virtual discussion series, will have its next event at 12 p.m. Wednesday. The focus will be on the coronavirus pandemic's disproportionate effect on communities of color.

Titled “How Do We Grapple With The Disproportionate Impact On Communities Of Color With COVID-19 In The Midst Of The Battle To End HIV By 2030,” the event will feature 18 local leaders and national experts in a discussion about how underprivileged communities can overcome the effects the coronavirus pandemic has had on them, according to the IU events calendar.

Speakers at the event will include Raniyah Copeland, CEO and president of the Black AIDS Institute, Gabriel Maldonado, CEO and president of TruEvolution and Stephaun E. Wallace, director of external relations at the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. 

The discussion will be hosted by Bruce Smail, interim director of the LGBTQ+ Culture Center. 

People wanting to participate in the discussion can register for a spot in the Zoom video conference online. The event will also be broadcast via Facebook Live on the culture center’s official page. The event is free and open to the public. 

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