Poskanzer Lecture: Health Democracy is Necessary

Wednesday, April 3, 2024
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (ET)
Sperry Center, Room 106
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2024 Poskanzer Lecture: Health Democracy is Necessary for Health Communities: Public Health Must Act, presented by Gnora Mahs, partnerships director for Healthy Democracy Healthy People, Sperry Center, Room 106, 11:30 a.m.

Gnora Mahs, MPH is the Partnerships Director for Healthy Democracy Healthy People. Gnora grew up in a family filled with organizers and started her professional career as a community organizer after graduating from Ohio Wesleyan University. She strengthened grassroots movements for reproductive health equity and voting rights in Oregon before pursuing her graduate degree at the George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health. Previously, Gnora worked at the Alliance for Youth Action as a Director of Network Capacity where she supported youth-centered organizing on democracy reform and economic justice across the country. Gnora brings a deep understanding of the voting rights movement and what it takes to build strong community organizing campaigns. Alongside her professional endeavors, Gnora is pursuing a Doctorate of Public Health at George Washington University. Her dissertation research is focused on the relationship between voter participation and access and community health.

In her free time, Gnora can be found walking her goldendoodle Juniper, paddling dragon boats, or romping through the forest appreciating nature.

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