Health Justice: Engaging Critical Perspectives in Health Law & Policy
The Health Law and Policy Program at American University Washington College of Law, in partnership with ChangeLab Solutions and the St. Louis University Institute for Healing Justice and Equity, is pleased to present Health Justice: Engaging Critical Perspectives in Health Law and Policy. This initiative brings together scholars and advocates to discuss strategies for securing distributive justice, valuing human dignity, and empowering communities to address the structural and social determinants of health.
The Health Justice: Engaging Critical Perspectives Initiative encompasses a series of virtual workshops in summer 2020, a virtual conference on October 2, 2020, a face-to-face conference tentatively planned for October 7-8, 2021, and an accompanying symposium issue to be published in the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics.
The Health Justice: Engaging Critical Perspectives Initiative fosters 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, the social determinants of health, health care, bioethics, and global health.