David R. Williams in Healing in Action 2020

Dr. David R. Williams, Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health and chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, was recently featured in “Healing in Action 2020”, a video as part of W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s National Day of Racial Healing.

“We need everyone to have access to high-quality medical care, but that is only the beginning,” says Dr. William. “We need to have a transformation of our communities. We need investments that ensures that everyone has access to opportunities to be successful such as a high-quality education, a good job that pays a living wage, and skills that prepares for such jobs.”

“We need to work comprehensively to improve the quality of life in our communities.”

About Healing in Action 2020

The violence and inhumanity that killed George Floyd serves as a prism for the callous forces of structural racism that have plagued our country since its inception. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation stands with the Black community in this moment – along with all people of color and their communities across the globe – and in continued support of the many partner organizations actively in pursuit of racial equity. Let’s convene to grieve together, begin to heal, and renew our commitment to racial equity and to ending racism. The time for action is now.

Watch the full video.

Quotations edited for length and clarity.