Brown Bag event: Surveillance and it’s role in racial health disparities

Time: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from Noon – 1:30pm
Where: CCI’s 4th floor conference room

At a time when communities of color are increasingly targeted in public discourse and policy, a new counterterrorism campaign threatens to incorporate “soft surveillance” into health care provision, which threatens to chill access to medical services for Muslims and other “suspect communities.” Come learn about this federal law enforcement campaign — called “countering violent extremism” (CVE), its impacts on health disparities, and what communities and health professionals can do to defend safe and dignified health care access.

Panelists include Andrew Cohen, staff attorney with Health Law Advocates, project director of the Immigrant Health Access Coalition, and co-chair of the Jewish-Muslim Solidarity Committee of the Board of Directors of Boston Workmen’s Circle; and Shannon Erwin, co-founder, executive director and attorney with the Muslim Justice League, and member of the Board of Directors of the ACLU of Massachusetts.

For more resources, check out this resource for justice.

please RSVP myrna at communitychangeinc dot org

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