Past Event

Courtney Cogburn - Can Virtual Reality Teach Racial Empathy

November 24, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Event Description

The disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people of color has shown us once again how racism and bias that lie at the root of health inequities. Learn more about 1000 Cut Journey, an immersive virtual reality racism experience. In this virtual experience, viewers become Michael Sterling, a Black man, encountering racism as a young child, adolescent, and young adult. Courtney Cogburn will discuss her work using virtual reality technology to build racial empathy and the findings of her recent study using 1000 Cut Journey as a component of professional development. 

Event Speakers

  • Courtney Cogburn, Associate Professor of Social Work at Columbia University
  • Moderated by Richard Hara, Lecturer at Columbia University School of Social Work

Event Information

Free and open to the public. Event will be streamed live on Facebook. For more information, please visit the event webpage. Please contact [email protected] with any questions. 

Hosted by Columbia University School of Social Work