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Social Movement-building for Health Equity

On May 8, 2014, Manuel Pastor, PhD, a Professor of Sociology, American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, presented on how building a social movement can help achieve health equity and how communities can be involved. His presentation included recent success stories and a list of 10 key elements to building an effective social movement, such as the need for scale, a viable economic model and a pragmatic policy package. Dr. Pastor also serves as Director of the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and co-Director of USC’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration.

The Trust encourages you to keep the health equity discussion going. Here is an executive summary from Making Change: How Social Movements Work and How to Support Them and a discussion guide for you to be able to engage others around health equity.

Download the slides to Dr. Pastor’s presentation. Full video and podcast recordings of the event are available below. You can also download the video here. (Downloading may take several minutes due to the size of the file.)

The full video recording and a podcast are available below. Download the presentation slides here and scroll down to download the podcast. You can also download the video here. (Download may take several minutes due to file size.)

Learn about the health equity issues affecting Coloradans at Collective Colorado, a publication of The Colorado Trust.