Chavez discusses intersectional health equity and justice at APHA Annual Meeting
"Associate Professor of Public Health Vivian R. Chavez was a presenter in the session, “Actualizing the Legacy of Helen Rodríguez-Trías: Building Intersectional Health Equity and Justice,” on October 27 at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting. The panel was an interactive session that used an abolitionist framework to dismantle the weapon of the colonizer: to divide diverse racialized groups from building solidarity and organizing for social change and health equity. Participants in the session created a set of action items that commited each caucus to work collaboratively to dismantle white supremacy in public health research, practice and the production of health policy. (APHA’s president, José Ramón Fernández-Peña, is former associate chair of SF State’s Department of Health Education, now the Department of Public Health)."