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Reframing the Dialogue: Racism and Police Violence

October 12, 2016IASEvents0

Reframing the Dialogue: Racism and Police Violence

Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 12:15-1:30pm
2-520 Moos Tower

Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 7-9pm
Unity Church-Unitarian
733 Portland Ave, St Paul, MN 55104

Free and open to the public

police-violenceIn Reframing the Dialogue: Racism and Police Violence, Dr. Rupa Marya uses statistics, personal experiences as a physician in the Bay Area, and theory to illustrate the associations between police brutality and racism, and to argue compellingly for why this issue, in San Francisco and nationally, needs to be addressed by health care professionals. In answering the question of whether health care professionals are supposed to get political, Dr. Marya argues that avoiding the study of racism and police violence when people are dying is itself a political act “when the data is rigorous and the correlations are strong.”

Dr. Rupa Marya received her MD from Georgetown University in 2002. Currently, she is a hospitalist at the University of California, San Francisco, while also making public health issues such as health disparities and the nexus of racism and police violence visible through presentations, activism, and international outreach through her band Rupa and the April Fishes.

Cosponsored by the Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, The Race, Indignity, Gender, and Sexuality Initiative, and the PRAXIS Institute for Community Health and Education. To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact the IAS (ias@umn.edu 612-626-5054) at least two weeks prior to the event.

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