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Racial Justice:  The Task Remaining Before US

“It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us – that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion: that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain: that this nation under GOD, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by  the people and for the people shall not perish from the earth. “

Abraham Lincoln, Gettysberg, PA   November 19, 1863  http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/speec
hes/gettysburg.htm

Where do we start?  With information

The Origin of Race in the USA By NPR

https://youtu.be/CVxAlmAPHec

How racism makes us sick By David R. Williams, PhD, MPH

https://www.ted.com/talks/david_r_williams_how_racism_makes_us_sick/discussion


Protecting the Public Health from Gun Violence and Racism:

https://www.aaphp.org/Racism/


Lectures from the 2018  APHA conference --Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now 

https://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual/attend-virtually/apha-live

How do we move further?  

The2019  Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit http://pittsburghracialjusticesummit.org  recommends  Reckoning, Reconciliation, and Repair.


Racial Equity and Social Justice Tool from the city of Madison, WI provides an assessment tool to see how decision impact populations and communities of color. http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/opi/healthequity/resources/madison-justice.html

 

The  University of Pittsburgh School of Public Heath Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI)  http://www.healthequity.pitt.edu/violence-prevention  is a multipart effort dedicated to addressing community violence. 


Resources on Racism and Health from the American Public Health Association -https://www.apha.org/topics-and-issues/health-equity/racism-and-health



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