Symposium “Health law and the fight against racism: assessment and response”

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Symposium “Health law and the fight against racism: assessment and response”

The University of Pennsylvania is co-sponsoring the Health Law and Anti-Racism: Reckoning and Response symposium, which will explore aspects of health law and anti-racism education and practice.

Excerpt from the event page:

Law and racism are intertwined, with legal tools potentially serving as instruments of oppression or equity. This symposium will explore the dual nature of health law, with a focus on policing in the context of mental health, schools, and substance use disorders; industry and the environment in the context of food advertising, tobacco regulation, worker safety and environmental racism; health care and research in the context of infant mortality, biases in medical applications of AI, and diverse inclusion in research; and anti-racism education and practice in the context of building an interprofessional agenda and medico-legal partnerships.

The symposium will take place on March 30 from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET at the Global Forum at Perry World House. A provisional agenda is available here. The ALI members participating in the panels are below.

  • Michele Bratcher Goodwin of UC Irvine Law School
  • Elizabeth Pendo of Saint Louis University School of Law
  • Theodore Ruger of the Carey Law School at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Christopher S. Yoo of Carey Law School at the University of Pennsylvania

To learn more and register, visit the event page.

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