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Resistance to Recognizing Racism as a Public Health Issue
November 10, 2022 at 4:00 pm until 5:15 pm
Speakers: Roland Thorpe, Jr., PhD, Co-Director DrPH Concentration in Health, Equity, And Social Justice Professor, Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Samuel Kelton Roberts, Jr., PhD, Associate Professor of History and of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Department of History, Columbia University; Moderator: Michelle Spencer, MS, Associate Director, Bloomberg American Health Initiative, Associate Scientist, Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Racist systems perpetuate and widen disparities in health as evidenced by historical policies that continue to impact life expectancy, financial stability, education mobility, and education. This session will examine the resistance to counternarratives of racism as a public health issue, why it has taken decades for this recognition, and how to move forward.