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APHA 2022 Session Catalog

Monday, November 7
10:30 a.m. 3099 Subversive‚ Critical‚ and Inconvenient Histories of Public Health in North America: Upending the Dominant Narrative Monday, November 7, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. BCEC, 258A show more Spirit of 1848 Caucus

This session focused on the importance of challenging dominant narratives in the history of public health in North America in order to center the struggles and resistance of those made marginalized by public health’s mainstream historiography. In this year marking the 150th anniversary of the American Public Health Association, such a critical perspective is crucial, not only to understanding the past but to transforming the present and helping shape the future.


2:30 p.m. 3208 Contested histories and politics of US census racial/ethnic data: Implications for analyzing structural racism and health equity Monday, November 7, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. BCEC, 258A show more Spirit of 1848 Caucus

This invited session is focused on the contested politics of U.S. Census racial/ethnic data and its implications for those who use these data to understand and combat racialized health inequities. Invited speakers will include people from the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Census data end-users, and public health analysts. Topics include: changing racial/ethnic categories, changing data collection strategies, use of racial/ethnic data for structural racism measures across time, and implications for the health of marginalized (especially “small”) populations, including but not limited to American Indian/Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian populations


4:30 p.m. 3305 What can activists for health justice learn from history? Monday, November 7, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. BCEC, 258A show more Spirit of 1848 Caucus

This presentation provides an overview and historical context of our session focused on how activists for health justice can learn from history. Potential topics to be covered include activists connecting lessons from past struggles to current organizing around: mutual aid, environmental justice, Black Lives Matter and anti-police violence, decolonial and antiimperialist struggles, harm reduction, labor struggles, reproductive justice, and poor people’s campaigns.


Tuesday, November 8
8:30 a.m. 4068 Grounding public health pedagogy in people’s history for health justice Tuesday, November 8, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. BCEC, 258A show more Spirit of 1848 Caucus

This presentation will provide context for our session critically examining pedagogy that enhances capacity for teaching and organizing for health justice. This includes pedagogies grounded in people's history that are being (re)developed through decolonizing epistemologies and other ways of re-framing knowledge and voice. Presentations in this session will demonstrate how such pedagogy can be carried out, in diverse academic settings, and training programs for community and workplace activists, organizations, and members.


10:30 a.m. 4163 Embodied histories‚ embodied truths‚ & health justice: critical reckonings for building the future Tuesday, November 8, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. BCEC, 258A show more Spirit of 1848 Caucus

Reckoning with embodied histories and embodied truths is critical for health justice work – to understand the past, engage with the present, and forge a better future. In my introduction, I first will briefly make the case for how ideas of embodied histories and embodied truths can help advance health equity, after which I will introduce the 4 invited speakers, from diverse fields of work and backgrounds, who will together combine historically-informed structural analyses of injustice with strategic visions for better futures. The speakers and their foci are: (a) Prof. Evelynn Hammonds: histories of links between public health & social justice; (b) Prof. Karina Walters: Indigenous health in relation to history, survivance, and building a better future; (c) Makani Themba: historically-grounded strategic narrative change work for health equity to build vision-based movement work to change the future; and (d) Prof. Mike Mendez: climate justice and environmental justice, looking to the activism & policies needed for sustainable & equitable futures. After their presentations, there will be a brief moderated discussion between the speakers, followed by Q&A with the audience


1:00 p.m. 4192 Student poster session: social justice & public health Tuesday, November 8, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. BCEC, Exhibit Hall A, PS Area 4 show more Spirit of 1848 Caucus

This session features student posters on a range of topics that address the links between social justice & public health.


6:30 p.m. 444 Spirit of 1848 labor/business meeting Tuesday, November 8, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. BCEC, 258A show more Spirit of 1848 Caucus

Come to a working meeting of THE SPIRIT OF 1848 CAUCUS. Our committees focus on the politics of public health data, progressive public health curricula, social history of public health, and networking. Join us to plan future sessions & projects!

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