Dr. Mary Bassett: The Pursuit of Health, Equity, and Racial Justice

The 2019 Hubie Jones Lecture in Urban Health - An Unbroken Thread: The Pursuit of Health, Equity, and Racial Justice Dr. Bassett, director of the Franc╠žois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University and former commissioner of health for New York City, will review the enduring impact of the color line on national and urban health. This year—2019—marks 400 years since the first African arrived in Jamestown, Virginia, to be sold into bondage. She will discuss how the revived commitment to racial/ethnic equity in health, particularly in cities, draws on a long history. Dr. Bassett will argue that strategies to promote equity are necessary not only for democracy with justice, but for the pursuit of technical excellence. 1.5 social work continuing education credit hours available.

Speaker(s): Dr. Mary T. Bassett
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 4:30pm until 6:00pm on Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Kilachand Center, 610 Commonwealth Ave.
Open to General Public
Admission is free
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