The mission of the Social Justice Symposium is to cultivate interdisciplinary awareness and encourage action in the pursuit of equal justice for all people in every aspect of our society. Public health is particularly concerned with social justice because the relative (in)equality of all members of a particular society greatly determines the overall health of that society.
This year’s theme is No One is Immune: Social Justice, Climate Change, and Health, will provide insight, research, and analysis on the realities of climate change and its impact on local, national, and global communities. The symposium will expand beyond climate change to involve individuals and organizations that participate, work, research and advocate for the betterment of human rights and social justice.
Register online: https://publichealth.arizona.edu/sjs-2016-registration
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Robert García
Title: No One is Immune: Social Justice, Climate, and Health
Date: Friday April 15th, 2016
Time: 8:00 am-2:30 pm
Location: Duval Auditorium, Banner UMC
Breakout speakers at UA Zuckerman College of Public Health 1295 N Martin Ave., Drachman Hall, Tucson, AZ 85724
Admission is free and open to the public / Lunch is included with registration
Robert García is a civil rights advocate who engages, educates, and empowers communities for equal access to public resources. Dr. Garcia has extensive experience in public policy, legal advocacy, mediation, and litigation involving complex social justice, civil rights, human health, environmental, education, and criminal justice matters.
He is the Founding Director and Counsel of The City Project, a non-profit legal and policy advocacy team in Los Angeles, California. Dr Garcia is also the Founding Director and Counsel for The City Project Community Faculty, Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science. Dr. García’s work and commitment to social justice is well documented in this The City Project-Dr. Robert Garcia.