“WBEZ Chicago and Vaccine Equity in Chicago”
Kristen Schorsch (WBEZ Chicago)
María Inés Zamudio (WBEZ Chicago)
Mariah Woelfel (WBEZ Chicago)
Recorded on June 23, 2021
Join contributors Kristen Schorsch, Mariah Woelfel, and María Inés Zamudio in a discussion of WBEZ’s project, Tracking the Vaccine: Eye on Equity in Chicago and Illinois, which follows COVID-19 vaccine distribution across a historically segregated city. The project explores whether the groups that were disproportionately hit by the contagion end up receiving their share. This community-powered project combines explanatory, utility-based content with accountability journalism to report on vaccines and vaccine distribution in the Chicago communities that have been most hurt by the pandemic, centering community voices throughout the reporting. The 2021 Summer Institute for Educators is co-sponsored by the University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies, Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, and Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and it is presented in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. It is made possible through generous support from the Title VI National Resource Center grants from the US Department of Education.