Exhibit On Georgia State Campus Allows Public To Explore Issues Of Health Equity In America
ATLANTA—Georgia State University is re-mounting portions of the exhibit “Health is a Human Right: Race and Place in America,” making materials originally displayed at the David J. Sencer CDC Museum available to the public for the first time since 2014.
The exhibit, which includes historic photos, posters and other documents, is free and open to the public on weekdays from June 12 through Dec. 1 at the university’s College of Law, 85 Park Place, Atlanta GA, 30303.
Dr. Kim R. Ramsey-White, director of undergraduate programs at the School of Public Health at Georgia State, recalls taking a group of students in her undergraduate course “Health Disparities and the Public’s Health” to see the original exhibit before it closed in spring 2014.
“As the students circulated through the exhibit, the excitement of seeing what they were learning in class presented in the exhibit resulted in an infectious engagement that lasted for weeks,” White said. “Having this exhibit as a resource on our campus will allow faculty to connect students to powerful visual and narrative content that humanizes the history of racism, discrimination and marginalization and their individual and collective impact on the health of our nation. We are proud to revive the exhibit in a way that will engage, educate and reinforce for generations that ‘Health is Human Right.’”
The freshly curated exhibit is the result of a partnership among the School of Public Health, the Center for Law, Health & Society at the College of Law and the University Library, which has produced an interactive, online version of the exhibit that includes additional materials and allows for distance learning opportunities.
“This exhibit has rich components that align with the curriculum in health law and several other law courses,” said Stacie Kershner, associate director of the Center for Law, Health & Society. “It complements the center’s mission of providing a space for reflection on critical issues at the intersection of law, policy, health and society. We are excited for this opportunity to continue our collaboration across campus, and to welcome visitors into the College of Law’s new building for this thought-provoking experience.”
Attendees of the 40th annual Health Law Professors Conference held at the College of Law received a sneak peek of the exhibit in early June. The conference, co-sponsored by the Center for Law, Health & Society and the American Society of Law Medicine and & Ethics, focused on the theme of health equity and the use of law to address the social determinants of health, which closely aligned with the exhibit’s focus.
For more information, or to schedule a class visit after business hours, go to the exhibit website: publichealth.gsu.edu/health-exhibit/
To visit the interactive online exhibit, go to: library.gsu.edu/healthexhibit
SEE THE EXHIBIT IN PERSON:
College of Law
Research Centers and Institutes
85 Park Place
Atlanta, GA 30303
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.