Pitt Law Professor Mary Crossley, author of Embodied Injustice, will discuss her latest book at a special event on January 26, 2023, at 6 p.m. at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall (4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213). The event, presented with FISA Foundation, and sponsored by The David C. Frederick Honors College, welcomes both in person and virtual attendees.
Embodied Injustice uses an interdisciplinary approach, weaving health research with social science, critical approaches, and personal stories to portray the devastating effects of health injustice in America. Crossley takes stock of the sometimes-vexed relationship between racial justice and disability rights advocates and interrogates how higher disability prevalence among Black Americans reflects unjust social structures. By suggesting reforms to advance health equity for disabled people, Black people, and disabled Black people, this book lays a crucial foundation for intersectional, cross-movement advocacy to advance health justice in America.
Crossley is a member of the Pennsylvania State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and is widely published on health-related inequity.