Date(s) - Tuesday 06/02/2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for a Health Autonomy Clinic focused on social disparities and the crisis, ways that POC communities/oppressed/marginalized communities are being affected, and programs and resources caring for essential workers, incarcerated and the detained.
The goal of “Addressing Social Disparities and the Crisis” is to counter the narrative that “everyone is in this together” and to highlight how this crisis is unmasking already existing social disparities. The session also focuses on how the crisis is being used to augment structural violence with the use of “essential workers,” and how the crisis is affecting communities of color, undocumented, economically marginalized, and indigenous communities. We will touch upon the way institutionalized healthcare training is being affected and how that affects historically marginalized communities. In addition, we will showcase how communities have organized themselves to address such issues and organize for broader support.
- Dr. Brenda Robinson, DNP, City of Albany Human rights Commissioner, founder of Black Nurses Coalition
- Lisa Good, Urban Grief
- Asi-Yahola Boutell, Medical Student at Albany Med
- Dr. Francis Coughlin, Emergency Room Physician, Samaritan and Berkshire Med
More information coming soon!
Frank Coughlin, MD is Ooriginally from the Hudson Valley, but is now living in New Lebanon. He works as an ER physician at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield and Samaritan Hospital in Troy. He helps run the “Health Autonomy at the End of Empire” podcast and is a member of the Lebanon Health Assembly. Coughlin is excited to build on the generations of strong communities in the Capital Region and to foster health autonomy as a liberatory practice.