When a Moment Sparks a Movement with WAFFA

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020
3:00pm— 4:00pm
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Washington, DC
United States
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A Conversation on Public and Planetary Health

Human and climate health are deemed the great equalizers, but Ita Ekpoudom and Davida Herzl

After the devastating murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many others, Ita Ekpoudom, #WhartonWoman and Partner at GingerBread Capital, wrote a deeply personal and moving essay about what happens when systematic racial inequalities in justice and healthcare collide.

Join us for a conversation on how she channels this frustration into her work at GingerBread, a firm that invests exclusively in unstoppable female founders. One of these founders is Davida Herzl, CEO of Aclima, a company that maps global air quality by measuring and analyzing air pollution and greenhouse gases, block by block. In this conversation, we will dig into the economic and health inequities caused by air pollution in communities of color—inequities that make the coronavirus so much deadlier, especially for Black, Latinx and Indigenous people, as health statistics clearly show.highlight the racial disparities in both.


Event Host: Wharton Alumnae Founders and Funders Association
 Wednesday, September 23
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Location: Virtual
Cost: FREE

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