The Liberation Health Group is open to all advocates of social justice and human liberation involved in the struggle for a healthy society. We understand “health” as more than the absence of disease and are committed to addressing the personal, cultural, and institutional barriers that prevent us from being healthy!
Members of our group work to better understand liberation health theories and methodologies in the practice of client empowerment. We strive to link immediate issues and struggles relating to our current health care system to the larger societal structures that regulate it and the dominant worldview messages that rationalize the existing unjust allocation and distribution of resources and services.
As health care workers and clients, we recognize the need to ally with our brothers and sisters who are experiencing oppression, here in Boston, and around the world. Our solidarity with the individual clients, families, and communities with whom we work means recognizing their right to meaningful participation in the health decisions that affect their lives.
We propose and fight for alternative forms of social organization that promote a more just distribution of natural and human resources and a healthy society that prioritizes human needs over accumulation of capital and profit. We identify with the oppressed, dominated, and marginalized of the world and their struggles to achieve economic, political, and cultural freedom and self-determination.