Policy Solutions to Address Systemic Racism in Education
Wednesday, April 28, 11:30am-1:00pm PT / 2:30-4:00pm ET
Episode 3 of our virtual discussion series Uprooting the Structural Drivers of Health Inequity explores how education policy connects to today’s broader conversation about racism as a public health crisis. Panelists will discuss examples of intersectionality in developing antiracist policies and practices for grades K–12, with a focus on race, gender, and disability.
For this deep-dive discussion, ChangeLab Solutions managing director Alexis Etow will be joined by leaders in education equity: Thalia González, associate professor at Occidental College and senior scholar at Georgetown University Law Center; Kristen Harper, director of policy and outreach at Child Trends; Charlene Russell-Tucker, acting commissioner of the Connecticut State Department of Education; Ingrid Canady, executive director of the State Education Resource Center; and Ben Cairns, principal of Lake County High School. Together, the panelists will envision a new agenda for public health law that recognizes the fundamental importance of education policies that oppose racism and promote health equity.
From Criminalization to Care
Friday May 14, 9:05-10:35am PT / 12:05-1:35pm ET
Derek Carr, senior attorney at ChangeLab Solutions, will present as part of a panel of lawyers, public health experts, and medical professionals at Opioid Summit II: Addressing Legal Barriers to Addiction Care and Treatment. The virtual panel will discuss the ways that criminal laws and legal scrutiny harm people with substance use disorders; the benefits of harm reduction approaches and programs such as needle exchanges, overdose prevention sites, naloxone access laws, and therapeutic crisis response; and the legal barriers to implementation of harm reduction approaches.
Jennifer D. Oliva, associate professor of law and director of the Center for Health and Pharmaceutical Law at Seton Hall University School of Law, will be moderating the panel, which includes Ricky Bluthenthal, professor of preventive medicine and associate dean for social justice at Keck School of Medicine of USC; Corey Davis, director of the Harm Reduction Legal Project at the Network for Public Health Law; Taleed El-Sabawi, assistant professor of law at Elon University; Ronda B. Goldfein, executive director at the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania; and Jeff Selzer, medical director of the Committee for Physician Health at the Medical Society of the State of New York.