Social justice is the view that everyone deserves equal rights and opportunities —this includes the right to good health. Yet today, there are inequities in health that are avoidable, unnecessary and unjust. These inequities are principally the result of policies and practices that create an unequal distribution of money, power and resources among communities based on race, class, gender, place and other factors. Join us for this FREE training series to discuss the role of social justice in achieving health equity.
**Social Work CE's will be provided.**
***For accommodations on the basis of disability, please contact Malaika Brewer at MaBrewer@Columbus.gov.***
PRESENTER: Dr. Dawn Thomas, Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services (OhioMHAS)
LOCATION: 240 Parson Ave. (CPH Auditorium)
SESSION DESCRIPTION: According the American Public Health Association (APHA), “racism and other forms of structured inequity sap our potential to become the healthiest nation.” Racism and other “isms” are forces that determine the distribution of the social determinants of health. Join us for a discussion on how social justice efforts play a role in addressing these issues and positively impacting public health outcomes.
PRESENTERS: Glennon Sweeny & Kierra Barnett, The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
Children need healthy foods to thrive in school and live long, healthy lives. Food workers need a living wage to afford the very foods they process and serve. Join us for a discussion on how social justice efforts can help fix a broken system and move towards a sustainable, equitable and just food system.
PRESENTER: Steve David, The Ohio State University College of Social Work
Safety is ultimately about relationships. It is about the ways we treat ourselves, each other, and the communities we encounter. Yet many perceive that this basic truth is not always honored and uplifted in our daily practices, policies, and procedures. Join us for a discussion on strategies that can improve community safety by addressing trauma; decriminalization of communities; and building community capacity.
PRESENTERS: Dr. David Norris, Environmental Justice Researcher
The environmental justice movement grew in response to the disproportionate environmental burdens communities of color and low-income communities bear, including lead exposure, pollution, industrial production and processing facilities, landfills and power plants. Join us for a discussion on the impact of environmental injustices and strategies to initiate and lead efforts to make change.