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Seeking Women’s Health Justice: At the Crossroads

Thu March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Seeking Womens Health Justice: At the Crossroads

Tuesday March 7, 2024

7:00 – 8:00pm EST

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Achieving women’s health justice has always been a struggle. The trajectory of women’s health has been a tortuous, vacillated pathway. Today that path is at a crossroads. By reviewing this pathway, the social and political factors that have led to the current confused mixture of women’s health care are illuminated.

The federal budget for women’s health is negligent. This is because our government is more concerned with manufacturing crises so they can continue building endless weapons of war than addressing the actual security concerns of Americans, namely the crumbling of our public health infrastructure that prevents health professionals from doing their jobs. If we want to achieve equitable health services for women, we must address and dismantle the rampant militarization of our society.

From the current confusing hodgepodge of women’s health care, we see that women have never had the role of power deciders. It is time for women’s health advocates to re-energize to combat all barriers to women’s health justice.

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Speakers:

Jamie Marsella – PhD candidate in the History of Science at Harvard University.

Investment Feminism and the Financialization of Women’s Health

Her work focuses on race and gender in public health and medicine, with a particular focus on how racial science and religion have influenced women and children’s health.

Martha Livingston – Professor and Chair of the Public Health department at SUNY Old Westbury

Women’s Health Care Justice is Inextricable from National Health Care Justice

Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the New York Metro chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program. She is an organizer of the Socialist Caucus of the American Public Health Association, a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Public Health Policy and of the Steering Committee of the Labor Campaign for Single Payer Health Care, and co-editor, with Mary E. O’Brien, M.D., of 10 Excellent Reasons for National Health Care (New York: The New Press, 2008).

Jasmine Owens – Senior Fellow with the Win Without War Education Fund

Reprioritize the National Budget for Equitable Access to Health Justice

She brings an extensive background in the study of nuclear weapons from her study of Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies to her professional experiences from Council on Strategic Risks, and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. Her work and her passions focus on centering our collective humanity in the fight for the abolition of nuclear weapons. She leads with an intersectional lens to center us to eliminate nuclear weapons and create a more just, equitable world for all.

 

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