2018 Social Justice Symposium on “power & privilege”


    “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



    Previous articleOur Time is Now: Arizona NOW State Conference
    Next articleCD 2 Democratic candidates forum
    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


    Leave a Reply to Carolyn Classen Cancel reply