Joe G. Lopez Lectureship on Racial Disparities in Health

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Joe Galindo Lopez (1922-2007) was a lifelong supporter of programs and policies to promote equality and social justice. Proud of his service in the army in World War II, he became a strong advocate for his fellow veterans and extended his community activism as he volunteered to assist programs including job training, substance abuse, and neighborhood development. He was especially involved in education, raising money for scholarships, and he was committed to promoting the civil rights of all people. This lectureship was established in 2011 in his memory by his friends and family. The purpose of the lectureship is to highlight the social, cultural, and environmental factors that contribute to differing health outcomes among the American Indian, Asian, African American, Hispanic and other populations in the United States, and to showcase efforts to address health disparities.

Past Speakers

Steve Wing, PhD, Associate Professor, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Elmer Freeman, Executive Director of Center for Community Health Education Research and Service, Director of Urban Health Programs, Northeastern University Bouve College of Health Sciences

Jarrett Barrios, CEO, American Red Cross Los Angeles Chapter/Disaster Services, former Massachusetts Senator

Video of 2014 Lopez Lecture

Title: Health Inequalities, Industrial Agriculture, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Speaker: Steve Wing, PhD, Associate Professor, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill