Protests, Police Violence, and the Pandemic

PHR hosted a conversation on the role of health professionals and human rights activists in advocating against excessive use of force and offer a medical perspective on the misuse of CCWs and how people can protect themselves.

Distinguished panelists

  • Mustafa Abdullah, senior regional organizing director for the American Civil Liberties Union
  • Sebnem Korur Financi, MD, president of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey, emeritus professor of forensic medicine at Istanbul University, and member of PHR’s Advisory Council
  • Alden Landry, MD, MPH, assistant professor of emergency medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and assistant dean for the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership, associate director and advisor for the William B. Castle Society, and director of health equity education at Harvard Medical School
  • Teresa Y. Smith, MD, MSEd, an emergency physician who serves as associate dean of graduate medical education and affiliations and as a clinical advisory dean at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University/Kings County Hospital Center

This conversation was moderated by Rohini Haar, MD, MPH, a medical expert and research and investigations advisor at PHR, lecturer at the University of California Berkeley School of Public Health, and expert on CCWs, moderated the discussion.

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