“The award winning Social Justice Symposium is designed to engage faculty, 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.
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 Symposium is planned and run entirely by students at the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health. The conference will begin with a keynote address by Liane Hernandez, community outreach and education director of Stand Together Arizona Training and Advocacy Center (STAT) of the YWCA of Southern Arizona. The keynote will be held in DuVal Auditorium at Banner – University Medical Center – Tucson. Breakout sessions in Drachman Hall will follow with topics that address issues of social justice including, racism, immigration, privilege, implicit biases, mental health, health disparities, equities, and sexism.
The symposium focuses on the following three objectives: To raise awareness about how social injustice impacts health outcomes; to inform how policies can bring about inequalities and create barriers to health and wellbeing; and to inspire action that fosters innovative strategies to promote social equality .”
Register online at : https://www.uasjs.org/events/social-justice-symposium-2018-power-privilege-tackling-microagressions-in-public-health