3154.0 The Long Struggle: Building Social Justice and Public Health and challenging co-optation from 19th Century Social Medicine to 20th Century Progressivism and Civil Rights

Monday, November 8, 2010: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Oral
The panelists in this session will critically examine, from a historical perspective, issues of social justice and public health. As an official discourse of social justice is increasingly adopted by a diversity of national and international organizations, it is important to scrutinize what social justice means as a public health goal and identifying efforts that minimize its political dimension. By focusing on victories, defeats, and backlash, as well as on strategies of cooptation and resistance, the panelists in this session will present a diversity of historical examples that illuminates the current practice of advocating social justice in public health. The historical examples to be presented may include the role of single individuals or organized group efforts in various settings, from regional initiatives to national and international struggles and activism.
Session Objectives: Participants who attend this session will be able to: 1) Critically examine, from a historical perspective, issues of social justice and public health 2) Identify what social justice means as a public health goal 3) Describe historical examples that illuminate the current practice of advocating social justice in public health
Organizers:

10:30am
Moderator
Alexandra Stern, PhD

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Organized by: Spirit of 1848 Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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