Virtual Lectures

Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics at Harvard Law School

Health Justice: Engaging Critical Perspectives in Health Law and Policy


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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this panel discussion will be held virtually, as an online webinar. To ensure that you will receive access to the livestream and be kept up to date on any changes to the event, register now. We will send out a link to the livestream of the event to all registrants the day before and day of the event. Last registration is 11:30am on the day of the event.

Event Description

What does health justice mean? How does health justice relate to other frameworks for advocacy, teaching, research, and scholarship? And how should the community be involved in efforts to realize health justice?

Scholars, advocates, and activists will reflect on these questions for the Petrie-Flom Center’s latest digital symposium, which will run on Bill of Health. To launch the symposium, the editors will be joined by a few contributing authors for a moderated discussion.

The Health Justice Symposium is presented in partnership with the American University Washington College of Law Health Law and Policy Program, the St. Louis University Institute for Healing Justice and Equity, the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine, and ChangeLab Solutions as part of Health Justice: Engaging Critical Perspectives in Health Law & Policy, an initiative launched in 2020 with a series of workshops in July through September 2020 and an online conference in October 2020.

Follow the conversation and submit questions on Twitter @PetrieFlom using #HealthJustice.


  • Introduction and Moderators: Lindsay Wiley, Professor of Law and Director, Health Law and Policy Program, American University Washington College of Law and Ruqaiijah Yearby, Professor, Center for Health Law Studies; William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law, School of Law Professor; and Executive Director and Co-Founder, Institute for Healing Justice and Equity, Saint Louis University
  • Charlene Galarneau, Senior Lecturer, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, and Faculty Member, Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School; and Associate Professor Emerita, Women’s and Gender Studies Department, Wellesley College
  • Angela Harris, Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law
  • Jamila Michener, Associate Professor, Co-Director, Cornell Center for Health Equity, Cornell University
  • Aysha Pamukcu, Founder, Movement Praxis, and Policy Fund Initiative Officer, San Francisco Foundation




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