"Re-imagining Medicine and Public Health": The Freedom School for Intersectional Medicine and Health Justice

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“Imagine if your medical school and public health education would discuss the writings of Audre Lorde and the Third World Women’s Alliance, integrate community site visits into youth-led and -engaged clinic spaces serving girls of color, and be in conversation with community health activists across the East Bay to learn about more inclusive and intersectional healing practices.

This is what the Freedom School for Intersectional Medicine and Health Justice — an initiative supported by the UC Berkeley Center for Race &  Gender and UCSF Program in Medical Education for the Urban Underserved (PRIME-US) — has already put into action this Fall 2018 semester.

The Freedom School for Intersectional Medicine and Health Justice builds on the legacy of the 1964 “Freedom Summer” of the civil rights movement in which freedom schools were established and functioned as “alternative schools,” teaching the art of resistance and strategies of protest to young people and questioning how to provide a quality education and demand improvements to the American education system.

This initiative was ideated and is led by student organizers Bernadette Lim and Nicole Carvajal, current second-year students at the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program (JMP).” Read more here.