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Science & Social Justice Events


Critical Race Theory and the Health Sciences
January 20, 2017
Location: Boston University, School of Law
This symposium will explore the embedded nature of race in the health sciences and identify opportunities to disrupt and rethink these arrangements in pursuit of racial justice and health equity. We will examine the interconnected histories of science, medicine, and law that lead racial differences and disparities to be mistakenly understood and experienced as natural phenomena, obscuring their social, political, and economic determinants. We will also discuss the theoretical and empirical interventions that bring attention to the constructed nature of our racial imaginations in the health sciences. Additionally, the methodological challenges associated with developing intersectional approaches that do not obscure (and indeed support) the centrality of other identity standpoints—such as sex, gender, class, sexuality, and disability—when exploring race in health sciences research will be considered through the symposium presentations and discussions.

Resilience of Racism Conference
Date: June 1-3, 2017
Location: Oakland, California (venue TBA)
The Equal Justice Society and our allies have used mind science concepts such as implicit bias and racial anxiety to explain and understand racism. Recent political discourse has demonstrated that both explicit racism and structural racism are alive and well. This conference will use mind science to help us understand and ameliorate racism in all its manifestations.

9th IAS Conference on HIV Science
Date: 23-26 July 2017
Location: Paris, France
The IAS Conference on HIV Science is returning to Paris in 2017. Join more than 5,000 scientists, clinicians, public health experts, community leaders and people living with HIV to discuss the latest developments in HIV-related research at the largest open scientific conference on HIV/AIDS and related issues.

22nd International AIDS conference
22nd-28th July 2018
Amsterdam, Netherlands
The International AIDS Society (IAS) announced that Amsterdam, Netherlands will host the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018). AIDS 2018 will be held on 22-28 July 2018 at the Amsterdam RAI and is expected to bring together some 18,000 participants from around the world.