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Embodied: Experience Exposure and the People’s Health

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Embodied: Experience Exposure and the People’s Health

January 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join us January 14th from 2:00-4:00 pm. Featured guest speaker Dr. Camara Jones will join OHSU-PSU Professors, Dr. Ryan Petteway (instructor for PHE 452), Dr. Dawn Richardson, and epidemiologist Dr. Aileen Duldulao in a discussion of embodiment and public health.

“Embodied: Experience, Exposure, and the People’s Health”

“Our bodies tell stories across generations. As Ta-Nehisi Coates reminds us in regards to racial oppression, “the sociology, the history, the economics, the graphs, the charts, the regressions all land, with great violence, upon the body.” Discourse regarding health equity is ultimately a discourse about bodies–a discourse that necessitates critical and intersectional analyses of relational power dynamics that have historically patterned and continue to shape our health experiences, exposures, and opportunities. We have stories to tell–stories that resist regression, literally and figuratively. Join us in a discussion of the importance of embodiment–and related concepts of weathering, allostatic load, and epigenetics–in shaping population health inequities related to structural racism and other forms of oppression and social exclusion.”

It will be held at the NASCC on PSU Campus


January 14
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Native American Student & Community Center
710 SW Jackson Street
Portland, OR United States
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