Join Us at the Braun Memorial Symposium

"Creating Health Equity: Transformational Opportunities in a Post-Pandemic World"

Friday, October 15, 2021 | 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. (Online)

As a nation, we have suffered a long season of loss and division under COVID-19, heightened racial violence, and the divisiveness of the federal election. These events have exposed complex, too-often-ignored inequities of national and global consequence but with gravely personal impact. Mere change is insufficient. To address these traumas in equity-enhancing ways, we need to connect the dots of personal experience into a collective agenda for transformative, structural change that holds systems accountable.

UIC Law’s 26th Annual Belle R. & Joseph H. Braun Memorial Symposium will explore broad transformational opportunities and local implementation solutions to advance health equity, with a focus on the role of law. Throughout the day, we’ll integrate personal narratives and collective initiatives to chart a path toward systemic change that alters the power structures that shape our current reality.

Launching UIC Law’s Health Equity, Law & Policy Program

This year’s Symposium will also launch the Law School’s new Health Equity, Law & Policy Program (HELPP), which strives to “create healthier communities and populations by transforming structures grounded in principles of health equity, justice, and inclusion.

About the Belle R. & Joseph H. Braun Memorial Symposium

First held in 1989, the Belle R. & Joseph H. Braun Memorial Symposia honor the legacy of Joseph H. Braun (JD 1918) and his wife, Belle. The series has evolved from its inception into a robust annual symposium format, featuring distinguished panels and prominent speakers, that tackles some of society’s most consequential topics, including constitutional law, criminal law, environmental law, human rights, and more.

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