MPHI will host a four-day, virtual Advancing Justice Together Health Equity and Social Justice Workshop designed to emphasize how racism, classism, and other types of oppression are root causes of health inequity. The workshop also presents strategies to address those topics. This workshop is a part of the organization’s new Equity in Action: Advancing Justice Together (ADJUST) series. The dialogue-based sessions are led by experienced co-facilitators and run from 1-5 p.m. EST on June 7, 8, 9, and 21.

Through the workshop, participants will:

  • Build a shared vocabulary to advance meaningful dialogue about oppression.
  • Apply equity concepts to real-life scenarios.
  • Explore the meaning and impact of cultural/social identity across groups.
  • Understand the necessity and value of addressing racism and other forms of oppression to reduce health inequities.
  • Identify opportunities to advance equity in and outside of work.

Open and frank discussions are welcomed and encouraged as part of the learning process for this workshop. In facilitating dialogue on subjects that may be uncomfortable for some participants, workshop leaders take great pains to ensure that the workshop’s point-of-view is transparent from the outset. Disagreement with that point-of-view is welcomed and encouraged as part of the process of coming to terms with cultural forces that often discourage a frank discussion of racism, other types of oppression, and their impact on the public’s health.

The four-day virtual workshop (three consecutive half-day sessions, fourth half-day session two weeks later) provides a 16-hour personalized experience with a small cohort, breakout sessions, and interactive exercises. The registration fee is $995 per person. Registrants must attend all four sessions.

To learn more and register for the Equity in Action: Advancing Justice Together (ADJUST) Health Equity and Social Justice workshop, visit https://www.mphi.org/adjust/. For all questions, email equityinaction@mphi.org.