Advocation - Change it Up! is a new podcast series from the University of South Florida College of Public Health Activist Lab.
Our host, Dr. Karen Liller is a professor at the College of Public Health and Director of the Activist Lab. She will be joined each episode by a student co-host from the Activist Lab.
The Activist Lab prepares students to be exemplary advocates and leaders in public health. We offer bootcamps, seminars, and conduct research on a variety of public health topics. Students are empowered to gain practical experiences in community advocacy from local to national levels.
In this episode of the Activist Lab’s podcast series on racism, health, and life, issues related to the social construction of race, the role of structural racism on various groups’ culture, history, and heritage, discussion of the USF Heritage Lab, and mechanisms for advocacy are discussed.
Guest: Dr. Antoinette Jackson, Chair, Department of Anthropology, USF College of Arts and Sciences.
In this third episode of the Activist Lab’s podcast series on racism, health, and life, issues related to the role of structural racism and the law in terms of juvenile incarceration, zero tolerance policies, social justice, and more are discussed.
Guest: Dr. Judith Scully, Stetson University College of Law
In this episode of the Activist Lab’s podcast series on racism, health, and life, issues related to the role of structural racism are discussed in terms of their relationship to adverse childhood experiences (or ACEs), violence, and other public health issues.
Guest: Dr. Abraham Salinas, USF College of Public Health
Topic: Podcast Series: Racism, Health, and Life
Episode One: The role of structural racism on the health of our children and families.
Guests: William M. Sappenfield, MD, MPH, CPH, Professor and Director of the Chiles Center, USF College of Public Health and Russell Kirby, PhD, MS, USF Distinguished Professor, and Marrell Endowed Chair, USF College of Public Health.
Topic: The role of the Guardian ad Litem Program (GAL) in protecting our children and how the GAL program and the Activist Lab More Opportunities to Use Learned Advocacy (MOULA) Program joined efforts.
Guests: Michelle Blume, JD, Attorney and Assistant Director of the GAL Program and Kayla Wilson, MPH Student and MOULA Award Winner, USF College of Public Health
Topic: The importance of mental health in our society and integrating depression care with HIV prevention and care services for gay men and transgender women.
Guest: Jerome Galea, PhD, MSW, Assistant Professor, USF School of Social Work and Affiliate Assistant Professor, USF College of Public Health.
Topic: Immigration advocacy and how important it is to learn what is true and not true about immigration and issues related to the roles of businesses and prisons in immigrant labor.
Guest: Norma Henning, JD, is an immigration and civil rights attorney with the Council on American Islamic Relations Florida. She is an immigrant from Germany and graduate of the University of Florida College of Law. She has been practicing immigration law in Florida since 1996.
Topic: Immunizations and how critical they are in public health.
Guest: Jill Roberts, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida College of Public Health. Her specializations are in Molecular Epidemiology Bacteriology, Emerging Diseases, Food Safety, and Bioterrorism.