Health Justice: Engaging Critical Perspectives in Health Law & Policy

October 1-2, 2020
Washington, D.C.


MARCH 25, 2020 UPDATE: At this time, we are putting plans for a face-to-face event in October 2020 on hold. We will continue to solicit proposals and will be in touch about our plans for one or more virtual events and/or a (possibly postponed) face-face-to-face event as they develop.

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.

Our call for proposals is now open.

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 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.

 Call for Proposals

Steering Committee

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