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The Chicago Forum for Justice in Health Policy: Demanding Justice Now

Demanding Justice Now, part of Health & Medicine’s Chicago Forum for Justice in Health Policy series, will create space to discuss the current political context from the perspective of fighting for equity in Chicagoland. Simultaneously responding to attacks at the federal, state, and local levels, it is now more necessary than ever that Chicagoans offer analysis of the injustices harming people’s health and develop collective responses that advance equity.  

This forum will ground attendees in critical historical and political analysis of the decisions that created our current crisis and allow for opportunities to connect and share resources while examining the drivers of system reform.

Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Location: SEIU Healthcare
2229 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608
Time: 9:00 am -3:30 pm
Registration: $30 - Fee waivers available, simply email info@hmprg.org

Registration will open soon
For questions or sponsorship opportunities, email Tiffany Ford at tford@hmprg.org

More about Demanding Justice Now:
This all-day forum will serve as a local follow-up to Policy Link’s 2018 Equity Summit on April 11-13, 2018.

The forum will focus on topics including:
  • Health justice
  • Incarceration and policing
  • Immigration
  • Environmental justice and occupational health
  • Education
  • Housing
  • Economic justice
Special attention will be paid to the interactive and compounding nature of systems of oppression. The media and public messaging, building community and power, and organizing for change will also be major cross-cutting themes of the day.

This forum will ground attendees in a critical historical and political analysis of the policy decisions that created this current state of ongoing, overlapping crises and allow new opportunities to connect and share resources while examining models and movements that drive reform and resistance.