Symposium—Health Law and Anti-Racism: Reckoning and Response
12:30pm - 5:30pm • 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*.
Seats are limited! Register below.
In-person and virtual attendees will be eligible for:
- Free ASLME membership
- Up to 4.0 Ethics CLE credits
This program has been approved for 4.0 Ethics CLE credits for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. Attendees seeking CLE credit should make a payment via the online registration link in the amount of $160.00 ($80.00 public interest/non-profit attorneys). In order to receive the appropriate amount of credit, passwords provided throughout the program must be noted in your evaluation form.
Penn Law Alumni receive CLE credits free through The W.P. Carey Foundation’s generous commitment to Lifelong Learning
Learn more and register for CLE credits here.
- 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 Policing
- 2:10-3:10pm Eastern—Panel 2: Industry and the Environment
- 3:10-3:25pm Eastern—Break
- 3:25-3:30pm Eastern—Greeting
- 3:30-4:20pm Eastern—Panel 3: Health Care and Research
- 4:20-5:10pm Eastern—Panel 4: Anti-Racist Teaching and Practice
- 5:10-5:30pm Eastern—Concluding remarks and closing
For more information, contact Mary Pham, Mary.Pham@pennmedicine.upenn.edu.
COVID-19 Guidelines for in-person attendance
Perry World House is following the University of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 guidelines. All in-person attendees are welcomed and encouraged to wear masks, but as of March 15, the University is no longer requiring them in indoor spaces. Extra masks and sanitizer will still be provided in the lobby if needed. In-person attendees must also 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.