Lessons from Ferguson and Beyond: Bias, Health & Justice

  • April 14, 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Coffman Theater, Coffman Memorial Union, U of MN

The police shootings of young Black men in Ferguson, New York, Baltimore, and elsewhere have sparked a national conversation about race and justice. These shootings and this conversation remind us that racial bias, violence, job inequalities, and housing segregation all contribute to the health and health care disparities that have long plagued African American communities. This talk will explore these inequities and these inequalities, and the role that health law – particularly the Affordable Care Act – and grassroots advocacy can play in addressing racial bias in order to reduce health disparities and promote health justice.


The Deinard Memorial Lecture on Law & Medicine is co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota's Joint Degree Program in Law, Science & Technology and the Center for Bioethics.


Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/civil-rights-and-health-reform-using-anti-discrimination-theory-to-advance-health-equity-registration-18574051488

An application has been submitted to the University of Minnesota for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. The University of Minnesota is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

An application for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit has been filed.


Dr. Kola Okuyemi
Director, Program in Health Disparities Research
University of Minnesota  

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