Tag Archives: social justice

The things I learned…

This is a blog post I wrote for and shared with the students of MC795 The Health of Adolescents and Emerging Adults (for which I TA’ed this semester): Dear learners and journeyers of MC795, It is almost the fifteenth week of our meeting, and I believe we could continue to meet, think and talk for […]

Changing the Cage

In public health we learn hard skills and strategies to guide us in assessing community health issues, developing programs/policies and evaluating their efficacy. And yet, each day our work is challenged by new frameworks, belief systems, politics, and systems of oppression. This week we ask: How does public health take on addiction—one of our most […]

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Martin Luther King, Junior

Justice and Public Health

In his Letter from a Birmingham Jail, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” As we head into a day commemorating Dr. King, this past week gives us much to reflect upon as individuals, community members, and public health researchers and practitioners.The tragic suicide of trans* teen Leelah Alcorn […]

International Women’s Day…my life of education

Today is International Women’s Day. There are so many issues that I could reflect on today; policy inequities, health outcomes, violence against women, workplace discrimination, media representation of women. I could intellectualize, throw up an infographic, or write lists of statistics outlining the oppressed status of women internationally. Instead, I’m going to tell you a […]