Entries by Hope O'Dell

The Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19, and Why It’s a Matter of Environmental Justice: Part 3, Kent County and Grand Rapids

By Hope O’Dell and Gregory Manni For some background to this article, and a look at healthcare disparity and environmental injustice in Michigan, read Part 2. Sergio Cira-Reyes was frustrated. He and other community members had been going back and forth with Kent County officials for months, asking for answers […]

The Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19, and Why It’s a Matter of Environmental Justice: Part 2, Healthcare Disparity and Energy Injustice

By Hope O’Dell and Gregory Manni  For some background to this article and a brief explanation of systemic racism, read Part 1 Dr. Khan Nedd, a specialist in internal medicine and a founding member of the Grand Rapids African American Health Institute (GRAAHI), wasn’t surprised that people of color and […]