Epidemics of Injustice
Resistance, rebellion and revolution through public health
This annual course, free and open to the public, prepares public health leaders and community members with the tools to bring about social change and address structural determinants of health. All course meetings will take place virtually, convening each Thursday during the spring semester (excluding spring break) from 5:30 - 7 p.m. CT.
Epidemics of Injustice is sponsored by the Collaboratory for Health Justice at the UIC School of Public Health.
Note: due to overwhelming response, we need to cap registration for action labs. You can still sign up to receive a video of the action lab, distributed after the event.
How to participate
Students enrolled at UIC can register for IPHS 430: Epidemics of Injustice using CRN: 44551. Course Syllabus
Submit an RSVP by clicking on course meetings in the grids below. You can also join our email list for notifications on upcoming course meetings.
Recommended book list
Dive in deeper with recommended texts from our guest speakers and SPH’s Collaboratory for Health Justice.
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Alexis Grant is a community engagement fellow and PhD in Community Health Sciences student at the UIC School of Public Health. She is a community-engaged researcher with an emphasis on public health system partnerships, particularly for the purposes of implementing interventions in community settings. She takes an interdisciplinary approach and has experience with qualitative and quantitative analysis, geographic information systems and systematic review.
Washieka Torres is a disability rights scholar, activist and documentarian. She is from the South Bronx in New York City and is currently a third-year PhD student in the Disability Studies Program at UIC. She is a documentarian, researcher and public speaker. Her work explores the intersections of poverty, disability, food insecurity and food justice. Her current projects focus on disabled cooking methods, meaning and knowledge translation.