Thank you so much to everyone who attended the 37th Annual Minority Health Conference! This year’s conference was unprecedented with over 750 in-person attendees and 1,350 webcast viewers. We are overwhelmed by all the support and excitement around this year’s theme.You can view both Keynote Lectures here and see the full conference program here.
When: Friday, February 26, 2016
Where: William and Ida Friday Center, Chapel Hill
Theme: In Solidarity: The Role of Public Health in
Dr. Crystallee Crain began her career in public service with a passion for justice, equity, and access for low income communities and communities of color. Dr. Crain has worked as a professor for 10 years teaching in political science and sociology departments in California and Michigan. As a public health advocate Dr. Crain demands for better systems and services for the most marginalized. In January 2011 she received the Norman Lear Award from People for the American Way (Young People For). Dr. Crain proudly serves as a member of the Alameda County Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Commission and the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE). In 2011 she was featured in the TIME Magazine PROTESTOR issue highlighting activists around the world who speak truth to power.
Miriam Zoila Pérez is a Cuban-American writer covering issues of race, health and gender. She is the founder of RadicalDoula.com, and was an Editor at Feministing.com for four years, during which time the site was awarded the Sidney J Hillman Prize for Blog Journalism. Her writing has appeared in The Nation, Talking Points Memo, The American Prospect, MORE Magazine, RH Reality Check and a number of anthologies, including Yes Means Yes, Click and Persistence. Pérez is the author of The Radical Doula Guide: A Political Primer for Full-Spectrum Pregnancy and Childbirth Support.
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