Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Racial Disparities in Justice and Health in the U.S. Today: A Conversation with Robert Fullilove and Alex Macmadu

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Macmillan Hall 115

Join Robert Fullilove, Professor at Columbia Medical Center and Associate Dean of Community and Minority Affairs at Columbia University, and Alex Macmadu, Research Project Director at the Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights and Teaching Associate at Brown’s School of Public Health, for a presentation and conversation about the persistent and egregious racial disparities in justice and health that affect communities of color across the nation. Prof. Fullilove is a nationally known educator and advocate whose activism started in the civil rights movement and continues in that struggle’s contemporary expression, the epidemic of incarceration. Prof. Fullilove will address the racial disparities that exist across multiple fields in the US, and reflect on how to approach this national challenge and ultimately use the information and knowledge about disparities to inform public policy and practice in justice and health. Prof. Fullilove’s comments will follow Ms. Macmadu’s presentation that organizes the powerful research that documents continuing, disturbing, and mutually reinforcing racial disparities in the realms of socioeconomics, health and justice that confronts the US today.

Presented by the Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights and Brown ACLU. 

Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy