WOMXNNOW: Book Club | Healthcare of A Thousand Slights by Anjana Sreedhar
About the Event
Join Wagner Womxn's monthly book club, this month reading Wagner alum Anjana Sreedhar's Healthcare of A Thousand Slights. All Wagner students are welcome, whether you've read a chapter or the entire book.
About the Book
Through extensive research and interviews, Health Care of a Thousand Slights, Connecting Legacy to Access to Healthcare debunks the myth, demonstrating that the historical legacy of discriminatory policies and culture has had an enduring impact on healthcare access and outcomes among marginalized communities. Readers will understand the importance of improving the quality of life for Americans of color, female-identifying Americans, and LGBTQ+ Americans, among others.
About the Symposium
2021 began with the news that 111% of the net jobs lost in December of 2020 - 140,00 - belonged to womxn. According to the National Women's Law Center, men gained 16,000 jobs while womxn lost 156,000. The COVID-19 pandemic and the sprawling public health and economic disaster that followed in its wake have delivered a perfect storm of devastation for American womxn, especially womxn of color. Still, womxn were the best part of the past year. As the majority of the healthcare workforce, womxn were the backbone of the nation's pandemic care and response. Womxn have been organizing their communities well before the pandemic, but their passion and dedication made all the difference in elections up and down the ballot in November. It seems impossible to fully explain all the ways in which womxn held it down in the past year, but that's never stopped us before.
In honor of International Womxn's Day, Wagner Womxn is proud to present WOMXNNOW, a reimagination of our annual symposium. Throughout five events over the course of a week, join us as we reflect on the experiences of womxn navigating the exposure of our nation's safety nets and how we can transform what's been laid bare to deliver a more equitable future. For regular updates on WOMXNNOW, follow @WagnerWomxn on Instagram.