Students at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will host the 12th Annual Social Justice Symposium on Friday, March 23 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. in Drachman Hall.
Power & Privilege: Tackling Microaggressions in Public Health, is the theme of SJS 2018. The conference is designed to engage faculty, students, community members, and health professionals in dialogue to raise awareness of how social issues impact health outcomes.
Microagression is defined as a comment or action that subtly and often unconsciously or unintentionally expresses a prejudiced attitude toward a member of a marginalized group such as a racial minority.
The Symposium is planned and run entirely by students at the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health. The conference will begin with a keynote address by Liane Hernandez, community outreach and education director of Stand Together Arizona Training and Advocacy Center (STAT) of the YWCA of Southern Arizona. Breakout sessions will follow with topics that address issues of social justice including, racism, immigration, privilege, implicit biases, mental health, health disparities, and sexism.