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Friday, October 19 • 11:34am - 11:59am
Health and Justice: The Path of Liberation through Medicine

Introduction by Cat Brooks, Executive Director of Justice Teams Network

Health visionary Rupa Marya, Associate Professor of Medicine at UC San Francisco and Faculty Director of the Do No Harm Coalition, urges us to radically re-envision and expand our concept of medicine to encompass and address the health impacts of poverty, racism and environmental toxicity. She has been working to make visible the health issues at the nexus of racism and state violence through: her medical work; The Justice Study (national research investigating the health effects of police violence on Black, Brown and other disenfranchised communities); helping set up a free community clinic for the practice of decolonized medicine under Lakota leadership at Standing Rock (the Mni Wiconi Health Clinic); and international outreach with her band, Rupa and the April Fishes. 

Introduced By
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Cat Brooks

Cat Brooks, an “artivist,” mother, community leader and co-founder of the Anti Police-Terror Project, whose mission is to rapidly respond to and eradicate state violence in communities of color, is the Executive Director of the Justice Teams Network, a California statewide project... Read More →

Keynote Speakers
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Rupa Marya

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Rupa Marya, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine at UCSF, Faculty Director of the Do No Harm Coalition and a leading figure at the intersection of medicine and social justice, investigates the health effects of police violence on communities through The Justice Study and is helping... Read More →

Friday October 19, 2018 11:34am - 11:59am PDT
Veterans Memorial Auditorium (VMA)