Symposium—Health Law and Anti-Racism: Reckoning and Response
12:30pm - 6:30pm • World Forum at the Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk (with virtual option)
Health Law and Anti-Racism: Reckoning and Response
Launching a special issue of the Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics
Law and racism are intertwined, with legal tools bearing the potential to serve as instruments of oppression or equity. This symposium will explore the dual nature of health law, with attention to policing in the context of mental health, schools, and substance use disorders; industry and the environment in the context of food advertising, tobacco regulation, worker safety, and environmental racism; health care and research in the context of infant mortality, bias in medical applications of AI, and diverse inclusion in research; and anti-racist teaching and practice in the context of building an interprofessional curriculum and medical-legal partnerships.
Registration via Zoom is required for **BOTH in-person and virtual attendance**.
COVID-19 Guidelines for in-person attendance
Perry World House is following the University of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 guidelines. All in-person attendees will be *REQUIRED to wear N95/KN95 masks* and MUST either show their Green PennOpen Pass (University of Pennsylvania faculty, students, postdocs, and staff or badged contractors) OR Green PennOpen Campus (all other visitors including event attendees) in order to take part in-person.
Attendees must complete their screening on their cell phones or computers BEFORE arriving at Perry World House. Click here for more information about PennOpen Campus and how it works.
- 12:30-12:40pm Eastern—Welcome
- 12:40-1:00pm Eastern—Opening Address
- 1:00-1:10pm Eastern—Opening Commentary
- 1:10-2:10pm Eastern—Panel 1: Health Law and Policy
- 2:10-3:10pm Eastern—Panel 2: Industry and the Environment
- 3:10-3:25pm Eastern—Break
- 3:25-4:25pm Eastern—Panel 3: Health Care and Research
- 4:25-5:05pm Eastern—Panel 4: Anti-Racist Teaching and Practice
- 5:05-5:15pm Eastern—Concluding remarks and closing
Schedule is subject to change. More information forthcoming.
For more information, contact Mary Pham, Mary.Pham@pennmedicine.upenn.edu.