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‘28 Days’: An Infectious Groove and the Battle Against COVID-19

A dialogue centered on "28 Days,” a song collaboratively created by a prominent musician and a leading epidemiologist, to encourage the public to wear face masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
by David Price Nov 25, 2020
When Dec 02, 2020
from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Where Virtual (Zoom)
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Roland Guerin and Dr. MarkAlain Déry

A dialogue centered on 28 Days,” a song collaboratively created by a prominent musician and a leading epidemiologist, to encourage the public to wear face masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus

 

28DaysEye200x200at72Roland Guerin—a prominent jazz bassist, composer, and producer from New Orleans—and Dr. MarkAlain Déry—an infectious diseases physician, epidemiologist and the Chief Innovation Officer with Access Health Louisiana—will discuss their recent collaboration “28 Days”, a song to encourage the public to wear face masks to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Their effort supported by Louisiana Red Hot Records label and recently covered by media outlets like OffBeat Magazine, speaks to the “global mobilization” called for in response to the pandemic.

"28 Days” serves as an important example of the kind of unlikely alliances that can raise public awareness and acceptance of health guidelines at a critical juncture in the pandemic’s trajectory.

Kristina Douglass captionedThis discussion about art, music, and culture as vehicles for encouraging positive social change will be moderated by Dr. Kristina Douglass, Joyce and Doug Sherwin Early Career Professor in the Rock Ethics Institute and assistant professor of anthropology and African studies.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, Department of African American Studies, Department of Biobehavioral Health, College of Arts and Architecture, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, the School of Music, and the Rock Ethics Institute.


To join the webinar on December 2, 2020, at 2:30 p.m., click this link and use this passcode: 11016939