Voting, Structural Racism, and Health Inequities

Voting, Structural Racism, and Health Inequities

A Virtual Conversation with Nicole Austin-Hillery, JD, Daniel E. Dawes, JD, and Javier Rodríguez, PhD, moderated by Atheendar Venkataramani, MD, PhD

The 2020 election brought the connection between voting and health to the forefront. Despite a constitutional right to vote, voter suppression and voter disempowerment cultivate an electorate and government that is less inclusive and less representative, which exacerbates inequities in political power and in health and well-being. Join our panel of experts as they discuss the connections between voting access, voter suppression, and policy, and how voting can affect efforts to address racism and eliminate health inequities.

Co-sponsored by Bold Solutions, a University of Pennsylvania initiative aimed at addressing the effects of interpersonal, structural, and institutional racism on health.

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Nicole Austin-Hillery, JD
Executive Director, U.S. Program, Human Rights Watch


Daniel E. Dawes, JD
Executive Director, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine 

Javier Rodríguez, PhD
Mary Toepelt Nicolai and George S. Blair Assistant Professor of Politics and Government, and co-Director, Inequality and Policy Research Center, Claremont Graduate University

Atheendar Venkataramani, MD, PhD (moderator)
Assistant Professor, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine, and Director, Opportunity for Health Lab



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