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December 2018

December 3 @ 4:30 pm EST
Sterling Law Buildings 120 https://map.yale.edu/place/building/SLB? 127 Wall Street New Haven CT 06511

Embodying Social Injustice: Why Past and Present Structural Racism Matters for Health and Justice Today

Nancy Krieger, PhD, will discuss how health inequities in the US today reflect how people biologically embody structural injustice, both past and present. Challenging the dominant view that the only inheritance that matters for health is genetic, she will consider the ongoing health impacts of the socially inherited histories of Jim Crow and racialized economic segregation. Using ecosocial theory, which considers who and what drive societal patterns of disease distribution, Krieger will explore why thinking historically matters for challenging structural…

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