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Event Details

The Color of Care chronicles how people of color suffer from systemically substandard healthcare. COVID-19 exposed what they have long understood and lived: they do not receive the same level of care. Produced by Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions and directed by Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning director Yance Ford, the film traces the origins of racial health disparities to practices that began during slavery and continue today. Using moving personal testimony, expert interviews, and disturbing data, the film reveals the impact of racism on health, serving as an urgent warning of what must be done to save lives.


Please join the Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS), a Smithsonian Affiliate, and the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) on Saturday, September 24, for lunch, a film screening of The Color of Care, and panel discussion featuring local experts. This event also serves as the first challenge of the CTSC’s inaugural Mission: Health Equity Challenge Series. The series aims to engage 500 researchers across partner institutions, including: CWRU, University Hospitals, Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth, and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, in four health equity challenges over the next year.


Schedule of Events


Lunch: 12PM-12:45PM

Film screening: 1PM-2:20PM

Panel discussion: 2:25PM-3PM


Debora Bruno, MD, University Hospitals

Lara Jehi, MD, Cleveland Clinic

Mamta Singh, MD, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center


Please Note: Space is limited, and advance registration is required.



Paid parking is available in the museum’s adjacent parking lot located off Magnolia Drive.

Venue Information

Cleveland History Center (archived)
10825 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106

Organizer Information

Cleveland History Center

10825 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 721-5722

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Angie Lowrie
(216) 721-5722 x1402
[email protected]