The 2023-24 Engaging the World series launches this fall with keynote speaker Linda Villarosa set to visit Chapman University on Sept. 26.

Villarosa is the author of “Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on Health in America”, which tells the story of racial health disparities in the U.S., revealing the toll racism takes on individuals and the nation’s health.

Each academic year, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences leads a campus-wide conversation on a key societal issue, with events that include lectures, panels, book discussions, film screenings and more. This year, in partnership with Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, the topic is health equity.

Throughout the series, students, faculty and guests will examine the historical, cultural, social and economic disparities that interfere with access to health and health care, and discuss the conditions necessary for everyone – regardless of race, gender or socioeconomic ability – to have fair and just access to attain their highest level of health.

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