Shining Light on Racial Injustice
After working at the intersections of women’s health, diversity, equity, inclusion and racial justice for years, in March, Judy Young was invited by the Chancellor's office to join a group of 25 UCSF leaders to travel with Glide's Center for Social Justice on its 3rd Justice Pilgrimage to Alabama. The trip was an opportunity to deepen her understanding of the history of racial injustices in the United States and how it informs her work as the Executive Director of the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health and the Co-Director of the Black Women's Health & Livelihood Initiative.
We invite you to listen to Judy's story as part of the UCSF Saturday Night Stories: The Courageous: Shining Light on Racial Injustice
During the pilgrimage to Alabama, Judy Young confronts hard truths about our country’s history of racial trauma. Judy’s relatives, Henry Corbin and Simon Garnett, were lynched by white mobs in Oxford, Ohio more than a century ago. In searching for her relatives names at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, which honors Black victims of lynching, Judy re-defines her purpose and deepens her commitment to her own work toward racial justice and health equity.
The Courageous – Shining a Light on Racial Injustice