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Dewitt C. Holbrook Lecture on Social Justice - VIRTUAL

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Please join Detroit Mercy Law for the third annual Dewitt C. Holbrook Lecture on Social Justice.

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This lecture series provides prominent leaders in the legal profession a forum to address issues on law and policy related to social justice. This year’s lecture is presented by Professor Ruqaiijah Yearby of Saint Louis University School of Law. The lecture titled “Now or Never: Eradicating Structural Racism in the Government’s Pandemic Response” will be from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. Additional Zoom information will be provided via email to all registrants 1-2 days before this virtual event.

About the Speaker: Professor Ruquiijah Yearby, J.D., M.P.H., is a Professor of Law and member of the Center for Health Law Studies at Saint Louis University School of Law. She is also co-founder and Executive Director of Saint Louis University's Institute for Healing Justice and Equity. Professor Yearby is an expert in racial health disparities, who advocates for equal access to quality health care and fair wages for racial and ethnic minorities, women, and the poor. Her work has been published in the American Journal of Bioethics, Health Affairs, and the Oxford Journal of Law and the Biosciences and been used in law and medical schools, and social science classes at universities such as Harvard, NYU, Fordham, and the University of California Berkeley.

Questions? Contact Sunny Kerschenheiter at kerschsc@udmercy.edu

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