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2020 International Health Humanities Consortium: Promoting Social Justice in Times of Turmoil

2020 International Health Humanities Consortium:
The Politics of Health
March 26-28, 2020 | Vanderbilt University


Promoting Social Justice in Times of Turmoil

Saturday plenary session of the 2020 International Health Humanities Consortium: Politics of Health Conference, featuring:

Tim Wise

Anti-racism Activist and Writer

Rajul Punjabi

Senior Editor, Mic

Mia Keeys

Director of Health Equity Policy and Advocacy, Center for Health Equity, American Medical Association

Jessie Daniels

Professor, Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY in Sociology, Critical Social Psychology, and Africana Studies


Jonathan M. Metzl


Director of the Center for Medicine,
Health, and Society,
Vanderbilt University

Saturday, March 28, 2020

8:30am – 10:00am | Sarratt Student Center, Room 216/220

What is health social justice, and how do we get it? Can social justice activism pave roads from dismay to creative action that can win real change? Or is the notion of justice already polarized and polarizing, yet another means of dividing people in the guise of enabling them?  And how can students, scholars, and practitioners of health humanities best navigate this complex terrain? The Saturday plenary of the Politics of Health Conference joins leading activists and public intellectuals, who will collectively discuss what we should do, and how we should do it, to promote higher ideals during times of turmoil.


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Sponsored by the Center for Medicine, Health, and SocietyJean & Alexander Heard LibrariesRobert Penn Warren Center for the HumanitiesThe Curb CenterVanderbilt University College of Arts and ScienceCenter for Latin American StudiesDepartment of SociologyAmerican StudiesDean Bonnie J. Dow, Dean of Academic InitiativeVanderbilt School of Medicinethe Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesVanderbilt Divinity SchoolStanford Medicine: Medicine & the Muse Center for Biomedical EthicsHiram College: Center for Literature and MedicineThe University of North Carolina at Chapel HillHHIVEColumbia University Medical Center: Program in Narrative MedicineCenter for Bioethics and Humanities: University of Colorado Center Anschutz Medical CampusDuke University Health Humanities LabNortheast Ohio Medical University, Program for Humanities in Medicine: Yale University School of MedicineMcGovern Center for Humanities & Ethics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), and University of Utah Health.