Resistance to Recognizing Racism as a Public Health Issue
November 10, 2022
4:00pm – 5:00pm
This event is the third session in the event series: Racism in Public Health: Historical Perspective and Current Challenges.
The Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Department of the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins are hosting a speaker series on historical and ongoing forms of racism that operate in the field of public health. This series aims to confront the historical and ongoing forms of racism that exist in the field of public health, while learning about alternative methods of conducting public health that have attempted to resist and challenge such legacies.
Session 4 - Resistance to Recognizing Racism as a Public Health Issue
Thursday November 10, 2022 at 4:00pm EST
Location: Online and In-person, Wolfe St Building, Sommer Hall (E2014)
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