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January 11, 2019
Economic justice Social determinants Political education Democracy

Pain, Place, and Race

In cities like Chicago and Baltimore, where you live determines the length and quality of your life. Life expectancies range from the mid-80s in more affluent neighborhoods to 60s in the poorest communities. From gun violence to opioid addiction to suicide to sexual violence, Black and Brown communities are burdened with disinvestment and deprivation. But organizers across the country are not letting up; they are centering public health in their work and tapping into its intersectional power to address disparate outcomes across systems such as education, housing, civic representation, and economic opportunity. What is the combination of organizing, technology, and policy that will help our communities heal from the intergenerational pain and trauma?