UA Public Health Students Host 12th Annual Social Justice Symposium, March 23

Mar 9, 2018

Students at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will host the 12th Annual Social Justice Symposium on Friday, March 23, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in Drachman Hall, 1295 N. Martin Ave.

The Social Justice Symposium is designed to engage faculty members, students, community members and health professionals in dialogue to raise awareness of how social issues affect health. The theme of the conference is Power & Privilege: Tackling Microaggressions in Public Health.

A “microagression” is defined as a comment or action that subtly and often unconsciously or unintentionally expresses a prejudiced attitude toward a member of a marginalized group, such as a racial minority.

The conference will begin with a keynote address by E. Liane Hernandez, community outreach and education director of Stand Together Arizona Training and Advocacy Center (STAT) of the YWCA of Southern Arizona. Hernandez works at building coalitions, producing events around justice, sustainability, feminism and advocacy, as well as co-producing inclusion training, videos and social media content regarding civic engagement, oversees the center’s arts programming, helps  facilitate the Advocacy Education Board Committee and coordinates the ongoing Changemaker Race to Justice Book Club.  

The keynote address will be held in DuVal Auditorium at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. Breakout sessions will follow in Roy P. Drachman Hall, 1295 N. Martin Ave., with topics that address issues of social justice, including, racism, immigration, privilege, implicit biases, mental health, health disparities and sexism.

Visit www.uasjs.org to register for SJS 2018. Lunch will be provided. For more information or questions, please contact Ryley Tegler in the Office of Student Affairs at ryleytegler@email.arizona.edu; 520-626-3200

About the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

Established in 2000, the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona Health Sciences is the first nationally accredited college of public health in the Southwest. Today the college remains the only accredited college of public health in the state of Arizona with campuses in Tucson and Phoenix. The college enrolls more than 1,100 students per year across degree programs at the bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctoral levels. Through research, education and community engagement, the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health continues to find solutions to public health problems in Arizona, the Southwest and globally. For more information: publichealth.arizona.edu (Follow us: Facebook | Twitter)

About the University of Arizona Health Sciences

The University of Arizona Health Sciences is the statewide leader in biomedical research and health professions training. The UA Health Sciences includes the UA Colleges of Medicine (Phoenix and Tucson), Nursing, Pharmacy and Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, with main campus locations in Tucson and the growing Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix. From these vantage points, the UA Health Sciences reaches across the state of Arizona and the greater Southwest to provide cutting-edge health education, research, patient care and community outreach services. A major economic engine, the UA Health Sciences employs approximately 4,000 people, has 800 faculty members and garners more than $140 million in research grants and contracts annually. For more information: uahs.arizona.edu (Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn)

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