This brief video from Harvard Law School features Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, as he discusses the legacy of slavery and the vision behind creating the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and The Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama.
Understanding the cycle of oppression that continuously contributes to negative stereotypes and discrimination against minorities is important so we can reflect on the role each of us play and how we can break the cycle. This YouTube video explains what this cycle often looks like,… Read More »Cycle of Oppression video
The fifth episode of the Building Health Equity webinar series has been converted into a podcast for easier listening on the go! We’ve partnered with the Share Public Health podcast series to bring you this episode. This podcast is formatted from the Food Access Equity: Giving Everyone a Seat… Read More »Building Health Equity Podcast | Food Access Equity: Giving Everyone a Seat at the Table
Join us for the tenth installment in our Building Health Equity webinar series, Promoting Equity in Mental Health, Wednesday, February 8th from 1-2pm CT via Zoom. This webinar will feature Mona McCalley-Whitters, PhD, executive director of the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)-Linn County, and Thad Abrams,… Read More »Building Health Equity Webinar Series: Promoting Equity in Mental Health
Canada’s National Collaborating Center for Determinants of Health has shared the “Let’s Talk Moving Upstream” resource as part of their “Let’s Talk Series.” This short article discusses how public health can work to create a greater fairness in the distribution of good health at the… Read More »“Let’s Talk Moving Upstream” Article and Resource
“Proximal, Distal, and the Politics of Causation: What’s Level Got to Do With It?” Article by Nancy Krieger
Dr. Nancy Krieger, social epidemiologist and equity advocate, shares her thoughts on the terminology of “proximal/downstream” and “distal/upstream” in the field of public health and which terms to use instead when discussing levels, pathways, and power related to the social determinants of health.
The “Structural Racism Explained” video from the Othering & Belonging Institute draws upon many varied sources in formulating specific definitions for different types of racism. The video and prompts provided in this video and teaching guide are designed primarily for teachers to help students clarify and… Read More »Structural Racism Explained Video and Teaching Guide
The Measuring Discrimination Resource by Dr. David R. Williams provides tools for measuring experiences of racism in a more tangible way. This comprehensive resource includes an Everyday Discrimination Scale, questionnaires for measuring experiences of discrimination and work discrimination, a Heightened Vigilance Scale, and more.
As we reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, we must consider ways to adopt his teachings in our lives and the conversations we have about race and racism. Najaf Ahmad, senior managing editor for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), shares how we… Read More »Honoring MLK’s Legacy by Transforming Narratives
The fourth episode of the Building Health Equity webinar series has been converted into a podcast for easier listening on the go! We’ve partnered with the Share Public Health podcast series to bring you this episode. This podcast is formatted from the Investing in Rural Health Equity and Prosperity… Read More »Building Health Equity Podcast | Investing in Rural Health Equity and Prosperity