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Can Reparations Close the Racial Health Gap?

November 3 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

In partnership with Harvard Public Health magazine, the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights will host a full-day symposium on anti-Black racism and health, asking the question: Can Reparations Close the Racial Health Gap?

This symposium will examine how structural racism shapes health and whether reparations can be a potential solution or significant step towards closing the Black-white health gap. The focus will be on the role that the public health community can play in the ongoing conversation on reparations at local and national levels, as well as contributions that can be made through scholarly research and policy translation. Panelists will bring a wide range of expertise with backgrounds in law, history, policy, media, and community organizing.

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Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH

Dr. Aletha Maybank will serve as Master of Ceremonies.  She is currently the Chief Health Equity Officer and Senior Vice President for the American Medical Association (AMA) where she focuses on embedding health equity across all the work of the AMA and leading its Center for Health Equity.

A full list of speakers and panels will be available in September.


November 3
8:00 am - 6:00 pm


Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115
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FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University
Harvard Public Health Magazine