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The People’s Health In Crisis: Reflections on Poverty, Racism, and the Fight to Defend Democracy

October 28 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Event Description

To raise awareness of the COVID-19 pandemic and the inequities that it has revealed and deepened, the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University and UCLA Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice and Health co-hosted an online discussion with leaders from the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

During this event, panelists shared personal narratives around the following topics:

  • How this moment connects to the civil rights movement of the 1960s
  • How grassroots movements are dealing with the pandemic and resulting inequities
  • Avenues through which public health researchers and students can better bridge the scientist-advocate worlds
  • Voter suppression and the 2020 United States presidential election





About The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

In 1968, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and many others called for a “revolution of values” in America. They sought to build a broad, fusion movement that could unite poor and impacted communities across the country. Their name was a direct cry from the underside of history: The Poor People’s Campaign. Today, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival has picked up this unfinished work by uniting people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism.

Poor People’s Campaign Main Website: https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/

Poor People’s Campaign Principles: https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/about/our-principles/

Poor People’s Campaign Impacted Leaders: https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/we-cry-power/

Poor People’s Campaign Digital Justice Gathering: https://www.june2020.org/

Poor People’s Campaign M.O.R.E Tour: https://vote.poorpeoplescampaign.org/

Poor People’s Campaign Jubilee Platform: https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/about/jubilee-platform/

Poor People’s Campaign Get Involved: https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/take-action/

Poor People’s Campaign Everybody’s Got a Right to Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G4D8bdkqE0&list=PL7tSau3X0i08_YSPTBxLbJsUr8za0PWzb&index=1

Poor People’s Campaign Pain and Poverty in America: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkZCxWnSoyk

The Demands of the Poor People’s Campaign | June 20th, 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnw6pnxJOf8

About The UCLA Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice and Health 

The Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice & Health is a multidisciplinary community of academic and non-academic affiliates working to address the root causes of racial health inequities. The center supports rigorous research, innovative teaching, and community engagement on the health implications of racial and other social inequalities. To learn more, please click here.

About The François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University 
The FXB Center is an interdisciplinary center that conducts rigorous investigation of the most serious threats to health and wellbeing globally. We work closely with scholars, students, the international policy community, and civil society to engage in ongoing strategic efforts to promote equity and dignity for those oppressed by grave poverty and stigma around the world. To learn more, please click here.


October 28
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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