Monday, March 17, 2014

Meyer to be keynote speaker at UA Social Justice Forum

Meyer to be keynote speaker at UA Social Justice Forum

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Rep. Eric Meyer, D-Paradise Valley (District 28), a graduate of the University of Arizona Medical School, will be the keynote speaker at the 8th Annual Social Justice Symposium on March 28 at the UA.

The theme of this year’s free event, which is hosted by students of the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, is Health Equality: From Policy to Action.  

“Access to healthcare continues to be a priority for many of us at the Legislature. All Arizonans deserve quality, affordable care,” Meyer said. “It’s encouraging to see so many students interested in the relationship between healthcare and policy. Both affect families on a day-to-day basis and both are made better when more people understand the issues and get involved.”

8th Annual Social Justice Symposium details are below:

When:            Friday, March 28, 2014
                        8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where:           UA Zuckerman College of Public Health
                        1295 N. Martin Avenue in Drachman Hall
                        Tucson, Arizona 85724
Keynote:        Poverty, health care, and a path for change: A call to action
9 to 10 a.m.
DuVal Auditorium at the UA Medical Center
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, Arizona 85724

The symposium breakout sessions and panel discussion will follow the keynote speech and will be held in Drachman Hall.

“It is time for us to bring the best ideas of both parties together, and show the world that America can deliver social justice to its people. This symposium will define a vision for the future, which in turn helps to establish targets for the short and long term,” Jean Chang, a student and symposium co-chair, said. “It will define expected roles of different groups, and build consensus and inform people. Our hope is that you take something away from this symposium and feel inspired to create change in your community.”

Admission is free and lunch will be provided to all who register in advance. To print a copy of the agenda and to register, please visit the SJS web page. Registration is open until March 21. For more information, send email questions to: and visit SJS Facebook.


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