Social Justice in Public Health Series – Innovation: Implications for Racial and Criminal Justice

Social Justice in Public Health Series - Innovation: Implications for Racial and Criminal Justice

The Social Justice in Public Health Seminar (Webinar) Series is an innovative collection of lectures from experts in the fields of public policy, public health, and social justice, designed for students in public health, medicine, education, pharmacy, and nursing degree programs. The purpose of this seminar series is to provide an introduction to topics in social justice and public health.

Our 2023 Series will focus on the Impacts of Technology on Health Equity and Social Justice. Please join us as we examine the current technology landscape within the context of social justice and health equity, and explore existing challenges and solutions.
Session 1
New Jim Code? Innovation, Imagination, and Inequity in the Digital Age
Date: September 14, 2023 | 5pm – 7pm
Synopsis: A groundbreaking analysis on race, technology and social justice, focusing on big structural changes necessary for heath equity.
Speaker: Ruha Benjamin, PhD

Session 2
Technology, Environmental Justice and the Built Environment
Date: September 21, 2023 | 5pm – 7pm
Synopsis: A conversation on urban policy and tech issues: Strategies for health equity centered around technology’s impacts on urban life, governance, and the built environment.
Speaker: Molly Turner, MA

Session 3
Innovation: Implications for Racial and Criminal Justice
Date: October 5, 2023 | 5pm – 7pm
Synopsis: An examination of the social and racial implications of artificial intelligence, predictive algorithms and their impact on health equity and criminal justice.
Speaker: Steven Renderos

Session 4
The Digital Divide as a Social Determinant of Health Maya Wiley
Date: October 19, 2023 | 5pm – 7pm
Synopsis: TA discussion on the digital divide as a social determinant of health and models for expanding affordable broadband access to advance civil and human rights and gender equity.
Speaker: Maya Wiley, JD

Session 5
Big Data and Medicine
Date: November 2, 2023 | 5pm – 7pm
Synopsis: A conversation on the social significance and impacts of big data, artificial intelligence and policy on health equity and social justice: Implication and tools for support health ethics and mental health.
Speakers: Sergio Litekwa, MD, MPH and Terika McCall, PhD

Session 6
Techno-solutions that Drive Health Equity and Social Justice
Date: November 16, 2023 | 5pm – 7pm
Synopsis: A discussion on increasing digital equity and inclusion in healthcare by through a systematic approach.
Speaker: Caroline Franz, MBA

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Date(s) - Thu, Oct 5, 2023
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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