253996 Diversifying democracy from the ground up: The Los Angeles urban park movement as a case study in making public health a social justice imperative

Monday, October 31, 2011: 12:30 PM

Robert Garcia, JD , The City Project, Los Angeles, CA
This session will discuss why the Los Angeles urban park movement evolved, how communities have organized to address policies that contribute to health disparities in low-income communities of color and how civil rights strategies have been effective in addressing the persistent inequities.

Learning Areas:
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Analyze why social science research matters and how it has been used to change local, state and federal policy that impact opportunities for physical activity in low-income communities and move towards health equity.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to present because I am an attorney with extensive experience in addressing public health and physical activity in parks and schools through organizing, urban planning, and access to justice through the courts.
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.