American Landscapes of Racial Dispossession & Control

Ann Arbor MI 10-28-2019 10-28-2019

Racial inequities in health have been documented and described in the public health literature for decades, yet these inequities have remained or even increased. In order to move forward, we must understand the role of cultural and structural racism upon which these inequities are built. Cultural racism shapes our society's structure and ultimately shapes the answers to the questions: "Whose life counts? Who is worthy of a healthy life?" In this presentation, Dr. Hicken will weave together information from the humanities and social sciences to explicate the notion of cultural and structural racism and their impact on population health inequities.

A talk by Dr. Margaret Hicken from the Institute for Social Research and the Department of Internal Medicine followed by dialogue on how themes apply to individual work.

October 28, 2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1680 Community Room
Sponsored by: Epidemiology Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee with funding from the Rackham Faculty Allies Diversity Grant
Contact Information: Kate Wilhelmi, katewil@umich.edu
Count towards DEI continuing professional education

Racial inequities in health have been documented and described in the public health literature for decades, yet these inequities have remained or even increased. In order to move forward, we must understand the role of cultural and structural racism upon which these inequities are built. Cultural racism shapes our society's structure and ultimately shapes the answers to the questions: "Whose life counts? Who is worthy of a healthy life?" In this presentation, Dr. Hicken will weave together information from the humanities and social sciences to explicate the notion of cultural and structural racism and their impact on population health inequities.

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