I Am Not Your Data, PT.I: Poetry as Praxis + Illumination for a Public Health of Resistance + Healing

Public Health Portland Style is OHSU-PSU School of Public Health’s popular monthly forum for Oregonians to explore critical public health issues impacting our communities and our state. So much of public health is built upon the bodies of the oppressed. Literally. The path to health equity is lined with our samples and specimens—Black, Brown, Indigenous, queer, poor, immigrant, and so on. Bodies broken open in the name of equity. Entire lives, communities, and histories reduced to “n’s” and distilled into odds ratios and relative risks. Data. Stories are being written, tales are being told. And we… are being regressed. In this epic of health equity, it is time we interrogate who the protagonists and narrators are.    FREE and open to all. Register and get more information here.