Black Health + Black Liberation: Why do we have racial health disparities?

Monday, September 14th, 2020

8:00 PM EDT / 7:00 PM CDT / 6:00 PM MDT / 5:00 PM PDT

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Uprisings across the country are bringing attention to the injustices of police brutality and systemic racism. But how do movements like Medicare for All meet this moment, especially in the time of COVID-19? In this series, we’ll speak to activists and organizers fighting at the intersection of healthcare and Black liberation.

On our second panel, “Why do we have racial health inequities?,” Dr. Susan Rogers, President of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) will be joined by her colleagues for a discussion about the historical, economic, and social determinants of health. 

Panelists:

  • Dr. Susan Rogers – President-elect of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), is recently retired from Stroger Hospital of Cook County.
  • Dr. Linda Rae Murray MD, MPH, FACP –  Former Chief Medical Officer of Cook County Health and Hospital System. Board member of American Public Health Association. 
  • Dr. Claudia Fegan – Chief Medical Officer of Cook County Health, National Coordinator for PNHP.
  • Dr. Mary Bassett – The Director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University. Commissioner of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Sponsors:
Afrosocialists & Socialists of Color Caucus, DSA • Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) Action • Democratic Socialists of America • M4A Committee, DSA • Healthy California Now • National Union of Healthcare Workers • People’s Action • Physicians for a National Health Program