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Health Justice- Workers’ Rights, Work Life Balance and Being Good to Yourself
October 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Come to our gathering as we discuss health justice, or how injustice and lack of action on various social justice issues worsens health outcomes and leads to higher health care costs. For this month’s gathering, we will discuss a few interrelated themes, starting with labor and worker rights, hostile work environments, lack of work-life balance, and its effect on health and health care costs. Also to be discussed will be rethinking practices at schools and colleges with regard to extreme homework and study overloads, and extreme busyness either imposed by other means such as city design, or touted as a status symbol, and why it is time to change our thinking and planning on this. In living up to that ‘personal responsibility’ that proponents of our current immoral health care system love to ‘talk the talk’ about, one of the best ways to really ‘walk the walk’ on this, along with diet and exercise, would be to re-evaluate not only our work environments and worker treatment, but also look at how we can make it both feasible and fashionable to cut down on overwork and time overload from other areas of life. I will give a brief presentation on these issues, then open it up to all attendees to share their stories, thoughts, input, suggestions, etc.
Meeting will be held at:
Tarka Indian Kitchen
721 W 19th St.
Houston, TX 77008