Overview

Health Instead of Punishment webinar series featuring conversations with public health practitioners, advocates, and movement leaders on why policing, incarceration, and all forms of state violence are public health crises—and how abolition offers a transformative framework to advance health equity.

School Policing as a Public Health Issue

On April 20, 2021 Human Impact Partners’ Health Instead of Punishment Program hosted a conversation with public health practitioners on school policing as a public health issue. HIP Senior Research Associate Christine Mitchell joined Adilka Pimentel from New York’s Urban Youth Collaborative, Jessica Black from Oakland’s Black Organizing Project, and Marisa Moraza from Fresno’s Fresno Barrios Unidos to discuss local and national organizing for police-free schools. This video includes a full recording of the event.

 

Addressing State Violence as a Public Health Issue 

On November 12, 2020, Human Impact Partners hosted a conversation on addressing state violence as a public health issue, featuring Chanthon Bun of the Asian Prisoner Support Committee and Andrea Ritchie from Interrupting Criminalization and The COVID-19 and Policing Project sharing their own experiences and knowledge of policing, criminalization, incarceration, and immigration enforcement. This video includes a full recording of the event. 

 

Policing is a Public Health Crisis: Diving Deeper into Police Abolition

On July 8, 2020, Human Impact Partners hosted a conversation with movement leaders and public health practitioners on how abolition is critical to build a world where everyone has what they need to thrive. This video includes a full recording of the event.

     

Policing is a Public Health Crisis: Emergency Conversation with Researchers and Advocates

On June 5, 2020, Human Impact Partners hosted an emergency conversation with public health researchers and advocates on why policing — and police violence — is a public health issue, and what we can do to address it. This video includes the presentations from the event.