The Embodiment of Protest: Hunger Strikes, Human Rights, and the Health of Palestinian Political Prisoners

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Hunger strikes have been used as means for non-violent resistance and protest over the past several decades by Palestinian political prisoners in Israel/Palestine.  The featured panelists will draw on their expertise and experience in the fields of health and human rights to explore various legal, medical, and human rights dimensions of hunger strikes being staged by Palestinian political prisoners. Panelists: Dr. Lina Qasem Hassan, Physician and Chairperson, Physicians for Human Rights-Israel…

Can Reparations Close the Racial Health Gap?

Joseph B. Martin Conference Center 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA

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…