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BU Hosts Dean’s Symposium — “Beyond Ferguson: Social Injustice and the Health of the Public”

Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) will host “Beyond Ferguson: Social Injustice and the Health of the Public,” a day-long symposium taking place on February 3, 2016, from 8:15 a.m. to 2:35 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The purpose of the symposium is to explore how we as a society can create conditions by which people are treated fairly by the criminal justice system. The symposium will explore the intersection of race, criminal justice, and public health. The format will be a combination of keynotes; a dialogue with a member of the affected community and the legal system; and a panel discussion to address sources of social supports and to develop an action agenda to address the identified issues.

The two featured speakers will be: Mary Travis Bassett, commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; and Cornell William Brooks, president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
To read more about the event, go to: http://www.bu.edu/sph/news-events/signature-events/deans-symposia/2016-deans-symposia-schedule/beyond-ferguson-social-injustice-and-the-health-of-the-public/