Racism and Housing Injustice: The War on Drugs, Criminalization, and Effects on Health

April 21, 2021
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. PDT
Zoom (Virtual)

This teach-in will bring together researchers and community members in a discussion of the effects of housing injustice and discrimination on the health of local unhoused communities. The discussion will allow students to meet and discuss with prominent local community members and scholars in the field. Topics of focus will include the intersection of racism and housing injustice with an examination of the history and policy landscape of employment discrimination, the War on Drugs, criminalization, and the health and wellbeing of unhoused communities in the Bay Area. All are welcome to attend, but the discussion should center student and community member dialogue. Register here on Eventbrite.


  • Laura Guzman, Senior Director of Capacity Building and Community Mobilization at the National Harm Reduction Coalition
  • Antoine Johnson, PhD Candidate in the History of Health Sciences
  • Dr. Kelly Knight, Associate Professor and Vice-Chair of the UCSF Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Dereck Paul, 4th Year Medical Student at UCSF SOM
  • Diane Qi, 4th Year UCSF SOM PRIME-US student
  • Elgin Rose, Senior Program Manager of Code Tenderloin
  • Shanell Williams, Director of Community Engagement at the California Preterm Birth Initiative