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Lori Lightfoot | Why COVID Presented Many Opportunities To Do Good

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  • Location
    5707 S Woodlawn Ave, ,
    Feb 07, 2024
    3:30pm – 4:45pm CST
  • Program Pritzker Fellows Seminars

Pritzker Fellow Lori Lightfoot on "Why COVID Presented Many Opportunities To Do Good" (Current UChicago Students Only) Wednesday, February 7 3:30-4:45 PM People often say, “Too bad COVID dominated your term and didn’t allow you to do much else.” Nothing could be further from the truth, particularly on some key public health advancements. In this seminar, I will lay out some of the big public health issues that were flashing like neon signs during the pandemic and how the pandemic actually provided incredible opportunities to address some decades-in-the-making social ills. I will also make the case for why public health matters, is the answer to much of what ails us and is essential to repair a fraying social safety by addressing the root causes of everything from mental health and trauma, generational poverty and community violence and so many other issues plaguing urban and rural communities. Special Guest (via Zoom): Dr. Allison Arwady, Director, National Center for Injury Prevention & Control Pritzker Fellows seminars are off the record and open to current UChicago students only. Seating in the IOP Living Room is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact Sarah Palmisciano (

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