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Dying to Belong: Racism, Public Health and the Law
January 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
In this talk, Montrece McNeill Ransom, JD, MPH, public health expert and belonging strategist, will define and characterize belonging, highlight its impact on human potential and health disparities, and describe how our legal system can serve as a facilitator and barrier to a sense of belonging for marginalized populations. She will also offer tips on steps we can all take to cultivate cultures of belonging in the places where we live, learn, work, play and worship.
Montrece McNeill Ransom, JD, MPH is the ABA Health Law Section’s 2019 Champion of Diversity and Inclusion Awardee, and the 2018 recipient of the American Public Health Associations Jennifer Robbins Award for the Practice of Public Health Law. She is a belonging strategist, Georgetown certified leadership and empowerment coach, professor at Walden University, and currently serves as the director of the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training. In addition, Ms. Ransom was appointed as a presidential management fellow and worked at CDC for almost 20 years. For the last 10 years of her service, Ms. Ransom led CDC’s Public Health Law related training and workforce development efforts. She is also a well-known public speaker and peer-review published author.
Ransom will be joined in discussion by Aila Hoss, assistant professor of law at the University of Tulsa.