Racism and Anti-Racism in Contemporary America: Health & Wellness Policies
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The Public Health System
- Benoit Dubé, Associate Provost and Chief Wellness Officer, and Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
- Zeke Emanuel, Diane S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor, and Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania
- Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation PIK Professor of Health Policy and Health Equity, University of Pennsylvania
- Jennifer Prah Ruger, Amartya Sen Professor of Health Equity, Economics, and Policy, School of Social Policy & Practice, University of Pennsylvania
- Eugenia South, Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
“Racism and Anti-Racism in Contemporary America” is a preceptorial designed to provide a broad overview of the causes and consequences of racism in the United States, as well as ways in which this deep-seated “stain” on American society has been and might better be addressed. While racism and other forms of discrimination affect people of various identities, and exist in different forms across the globe, the focus of this preceptorial is specifically on racism towards African Americans in the United States. We hope to develop future preceptorials addressing other forms and locations of discrimination and structural inequality in the future.
Format: Preceptorials are non-credit seminars led by Penn faculty and often including guest participants. They are designed to foster an interactive, conversational experience with no grades or tests, with the goal of “learning for learning’s sake,” making it an ideal platform for discussing an issue as complex, sensitive and timely as racism.
“Racism and Anti-Racism in Contemporary America” will consist of a unique series of 13 interdisciplinary conversations among leading scholars and practitioners drawn from a wide range of fields. Each conversation will focus on the ways in which institutional racism is deeply embedded in different parts of our economic, political, social, and cultural systems. While each conversation will have its own dynamic, all will be organized around three central questions:
- What is the current state of racial disparity regarding the topic?
- What are the root causes of this disparity?
- How has or might this disparity be best addressed?
To learn more, visit the preceptorial Canvas site using your PennKey.