12th Annual Justice Forum
Pisgah Legal Services hosts the Justice Forum each year to call for justice and generate honest conversation about pressing local and national issues. The 12th Annual Justice Forum featuring Dr. Jamila Michener focused on the intersection of poverty, power, and public policy. Pisgah Legal’s poverty law experts provide legal services to address socio-economic issues such as homelessness prevention, adherence to safe and healthy housing codes, domestic violence protections, and access to healthcare and basic needs.
Jamila Michener: Uncivil Democracy: Race, Poverty, and Civil Legal Inequality
During the livestream please submit your questions by emailing email@example.com. The Roger S. Aaron ’64 Lecture Uncivil Democracy: Race, Poverty, and Civil Legal Inequality Speaker: Jamila Michener Associate Professor Cornell University Host: Herschel Nachlis Research Assistant Professor of Government Policy Fellow, Rockefeller Center Dartmouth College Lecture Info: Civil law is the channel through which many people adjudicate the (non-criminal) legal challenges that emerge in everyday life. Core functions of civil law involve arbitrating outcomes that are especially vital to people living in or near poverty (e.g., evictions, loss of public assistance, disputes between lenders and borrowers, and much more). Moreover, civil legal protections are especially critical to low-income women of color. This talk will highlight the repercussions of civil legal inequality. Professor Michener will show how civil legal institutions affect economic and political dynamics in race-class subjugated communities and consider the implications of civil legal institutions for U.S. democracy. Speaker Bio: Jamila Michener is an associate professor of Government and Public Policy at Cornell University. She studies poverty, racism, and public policy, with a particular focus on health and housing. She is author of the award-winning book, Fragmented Democracy: Medicaid, Federalism, and Unequal Politics. She is Associate Dean for Public Engagement at the Brooks School of Public Policy, co-director of the Cornell Center for Health Equity, co-director of the Politics of Race, Immigration, Class and Ethnicity (PRICE) research initiative, and board chair of the Cornell Prison Education Program. https://www.jamilamichener.com/ Host Bio: Herschel Nachlis is Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Government and Policy Fellow in the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences at Dartmouth. He studies and teaches American politics and public law, focus on health and social policy, regulatory politics, and political institutions. His research examines health regulatory policy, public health and biomedical research programs, and mental health politics and policy, and has been published in journals including JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association and Studies in American Political Development and public outlets including The Washington Post and STAT. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Politics and Social Policy from Princeton, and B.A. in Political Science from Macalester.
Building A "Black Women Best" Legislative Agenda
Jessica Fulton, Michelle Holder, Azza Altiraifi, and Jamila Michener, contributors to the Black Women Best report will discuss its findings and how through deliberate policy we bring black women from peril to prosperity and create a better economy for all. Presented by Reps. Bonnie Watson Coleman, Robin Kelly, and Yvette Clarke. You can find the report here: https://watsoncoleman.house.gov/imo/media/doc/bwb_report_20220331.pdf
The Divide: Confronting Racism in American Health Care
Delmar Avenue, which spans St. Louis, Missouri, from east to west, features million-dollar homes directly to the south and deep poverty to its north. The so-called Delmar Divide represents the racial and socioeconomic segregation that exists in many American cities. That same racially driven divide also exists in the city’s health care. This film investigates the legacy of racism in health care in St. Louis and how one program is attempting to end it. Pipeline to Compassionate Care teaches St. Louis medical students about the ways systemic racism has been built into the health care system, how those injustices have affected people’s lives and health, and how they can be more compassionate and effective care providers. Through interviews with Jamila Michener, Associate Professor, Co-Director, Cornell Center for Health Equity; Bethany Johnson-Jarvois, CEO of St. Louis Integrated Health Network; and Kaytlin Reedy-Rogier, Program Coordinator, Pipeline to Compassionate Care, viewers will learn how the program works to dismantle the effects of systemic racism in health care, one doctor at a time. 0:00 St. Louis' Delmar Divide 0:36 The history of health care in St. Louis 2:38 Intro to the Pipeline to Compassionate Care 4:21 One medical students' journey 5:56 Utilizing trauma-informed care and new practices 7:22 What does the future look like? Learn more about the Commonwealth Fund's work to advance health equity here: https://bit.ly/33XvcuT
Bill of Rights for Automated Society: The Health Care System
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Director Eric Lander and Deputy Director for Science and Society Alondra Nelson recently announced that OSTP is engaging a wide array of stakeholders—in industry, academia, government, civil society, and the general public—in a national endeavor to make sure new and emerging data-driven technologies abide by the enduring values of American democracy. OSTP is co-hosting six public events to promote public education and engagement on areas where data-driven technologies intersect with the lives of Americans. These events will bring together a variety of practitioners, advocates, and federal government officials to offer insights and analysis on the risks, harms, benefits, and policy opportunities of artificial intelligence and other automated technologies. Please join the Center for American Progress and OSTP on November 23 for a virtual event. This discussion will explore current and emergent uses of technology in the health care system as well as consumer products related to health. Panelists will discuss the impact of new technologies on health disparities; health care access, delivery, and outcomes; and areas ripe for research and policymaking. The event will conclude with summary remarks about technology, equity, and rights. Introductory remarks: Dr. Alondra Nelson, Deputy Director, Science and Society, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Patrick Gaspard, President and CEO, Center for American Progress Panelists: Finale Doshi-Velez, Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science, Harvard University David S. Jones, A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine, Harvard University Jamila Michener, Associate Professor of Government, Cornell University; Co-Director, Cornell Center for Health Equity Dr. Ziad Obermeyer, Blue Cross of California Distinguished Associate Professor of Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health Dorothy E. Roberts, George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology; Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, University of Pennsylvania Mark Schneider, Health Innovation Adviser, ChristianaCare Moderator: Micky Tripathi, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services