This year, June 19 will mark the 156th anniversary of Juneteenth, commemorating the day slavery was ended in Texas in 1865; we discuss the significance and how it highlights the dearth of Black history education in the U.S.
A sociology professor at UCLA also walks us through the ins and outs of body shaming after a Florida high school altered yearbook photos to hide breast cleavage in some 80 female students. Plus, a look at how climate change is making outbreaks of deadly diseases and viruses, such as COVID-19, more common and dangerous.
- Interim Director for the C-Change Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Dr. Aaron Bernstein, on the impact climate change has on COVID-19 and other viruses and infectious diseases
- UCLA Chair of Sociology and Professor Abigail Saguy discusses the issue of body shaming and messages girls and women of all ages receive about their bodies and how they dress them
- The Ohio State University Associate History Professor Hasan Kwame Jeffries explains the significance and history of ‘Juneteenth’ and the challenge of educating black history