Police Violence & Social Justice: A Faculty-Supported Student Dialogue

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Dear Students,

Members of the faculty have grown concerned about how you are thinking about and coping with issues of police brutality, the response of our justice system, and the protests that have occupied so much of our attention and emotional energy these past few weeks. We’ve noticed many of you with deep concerns and questions. We also know that many of you have felt compelled to join your voice with others in protest.

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Learning about Segregated Care with New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

On Wednesday, September 19, Program Coordinator Sophie Gray observed the Colin Powell Center’s 2012–2013 Partners for Change Health Justice Fellows’ seminar, which met at the offices of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) in midtown. NYLPI is the dynamic organization where our leader-in-residence, Shena Elrington, directs the Health Justice Program. The session began with a discussion about the history of the medical system and how it resulted in hospital segregation.

Screen shot from the video "Segregated Care" by the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.
Screen shot from the video “Segregated Care” by the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.

By Sophie Gray, Program Coordinator, Partners for Change

This Wednesday, I had the pleasure of sitting in on our new Partners for Change Health Justice Fellows’ seminar. We met at the offices of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) in midtown, the dynamic organization where our leader-in-residence, Shena Elrington, directs the Health Justice Program.

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