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Health Equity Now: Ending Police Violence

  • Centro Cultural de la Raza 2004 Park Blvd San Diego, CA, 92101 (map)

On November 10-14th, thousands of public health professionals will convene for the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting, themed Health Equity Now, in San Diego. This alternative session is inspired by a resolution brought to the APHA Governing Council for the 2018 conference.


November 12, 2018


1:00 - 4:00 PM


Centro Cultural de la Raza, 2004 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA, 92101


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We have chosen to hold this session outside of the conference complex in a community space to shift and decolonize the tone of the meeting, and to honor the ongoing trauma experienced by and movements led by community members and activists. The beautiful Centro Cultural de la Raza is 10 minutes from the conference center where APHA is happening.

This panel will bring together perspectives from critical researchers and community justice movements on:
* how ending law enforcement violence is essential to achieving health equity and justice
* reimagining and redefining public health frameworks for investment/divestment in policing
*community power and community safety approaches and
* the role of public health infrastructure in shifting conditions of law enforcement violence.


Alex Vitale, author of The End of Policing


Willie Thomas, Justice Steven Rosenthal campaign, Chicago 
Asantewaa RN Boykin, Anti Police-Terror Project
Mark-Anthony Clayton-Johnson, Frontline Wellness Network, @Justice LA 
Pedro Rios, American Friends Service Committee
Steven Osuna, CSULB, Historian of LAPD 
Aundrey Jones, UCSD , Ethnic Studies

This session, hosted by the Public Health Justice Collective (formerly Occupy Public Health), is organized by volunteers and your donation will help cover the costs of the event and bring amazing speakers.

If you would like to get involved or support in other ways, please contact:

Earlier Event: November 8
Monthly Journal Club
Later Event: November 16
Black Feminism & the Practice of Care