Health Justice: Engaging Critical Perspectives in Health Law & Policy

Virtual Conference Friday, October 2, 2020
12:30-3:40 pm Eastern
Registration is free, but required


June 8, 2020 UPDATE: In place of our planned face-to-face conference, we have developed a series of virtual workshops from July through September for those who submitted proposals for conference sessions, culminating in a virtual conference on October 2, 2020 featuring proposals that arise out of the virtual workshops.

The Health Law and Policy Program at American University Washington College of Law, in partnership with ChangeLab Solutions, LLC, is pleased to present Health Justice: Engaging Critical Perspectives in Health Law and Policy.

This conference, and an accompanying symposium issue to be published in the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics will foster theory, practice, and action on health justice. Our focus is on applying critical perspectives—including critical race theory, Lat Crit, ClassCrit, black feminist theory, feminist legal theory, queer theory, critical disability studies, and more—to the most pressing challenges in health law and policy. We have a big-tent vision of health law and policy, encompassing public health, health care, bioethics, and global health.

We aim to encourage health law and policy scholars, advocates, workers, and justice movement activists to engage more deeply with critical perspectives. We also hope to encourage scholars, advocates, workers, and activists from various critical perspectives who have not previously engaged in the health law and policy sphere to do so as part of this project.

The Health Justice: Engaging Critical Perspectives in Health Law and Policy steering committee includes Emily Benfer, Brian C. Castrucci, Brietta Clark, Sarah de Guia, Gregg Gonsalves, Angela Harris, Nan Hunter, Dayna Bowen Matthew, Seema Mohapatra, Jamila Taylor, Lindsay Wiley, and Ruqaiijah Yearby.

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