Humankindness & Health Justice: Social Justice as a Form of Health Justice


Over the last several years, the COVID-19 global pandemic has helped illustrate to the nation that we are only as healthy as those who are most vulnerable among us. Disparities impacting a person’s health ultimately also impact the health of our larger society. Many of these disparities have deeply rooted causes that stem from unjust policies and programs across the country. This session in our Humankindness and Health Justice series will focus on social justice as a form of health justice, addressing these deeply rooted issues and beliefs that created downstream impacts on the health of our communities.

Join us for a conversation on ways to start identifying and ending challenges that foster disparities in our communities. The conversation will feature the Honorable Willie L. Brown, Jr. former California assembly speaker, mayor of San Francisco, and long-time social justice advocate. Also joining in on the conversation is Dawn Porter, award-winning and Emmy-nominated social justice documentarian. Moderating the discussion will be Janet Reilly, co-founder and board president of Clinic by the Bay, a free, volunteer-powered health clinic for the working uninsured in San Francisco and San Mateo counties.

This program is part of the Humankindness & Health Justice series, generously underwritten by CommonSpirit Health Foundation.

Photos courtesy the speakers.

October 19, 2022


Willie L. Brown, Jr.
Former California Assembly Speaker, Mayor of San Francisco

Dawn Porter
Emmy-Nominated Social Justice Advocate

Janet Reilly
Co-Founder and Board President, Clinic by the Bay

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