252141 Movement for Trade and Health Justice: From Campus to Community

Monday, October 31, 2011: 3:10 PM

Jonathan White, PhD , Department of Sociology, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA
Shelley K. White, MPH , Sociology Department, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
This session outlines the results of professional, student, and campus-based action and advocacy for trade and health. The co-presenters have over 30 years combined of academic, public policy, and nonprofit experience in organizing for advocacy for trade and health rights. Examples, lessons, tools, campaigns, and case studies will be outlined. Cross-sections of political economy, public policy, sociology, and public health combine to create varying and intersecting models for creating a more just and fair system of global trade and global health. Individual, consumer-based, and university level actions will be explored, along with a range of actions from grassroots to policy level. This presentation will consider varying tactics and approaches both for engaging in various actions to promote new and more equitable systems of trade and health and for engaging various constituencies, including students and campuses, in actions toward this end.

Learning Areas:
Advocacy for health and health education
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Describe various actions to promote new and more equitable systems of trade and health. Discuss methods for engaging various constituencies, including students and campuses.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to give this presentation because I have twenty years of experience working inside and outside academia with advocacy for health justice.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.