Episode 5: Dignity & Social Justice with Megan Albertson

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In this episode, Dr. Jennifer Griggs speaks with Megan Albertson, the director of the Jackson Care Hub in Jackson, Michigan. They discuss the work being done in Jackson to create a more just and equitable healthcare system. Megan emphasizes the importance of understanding and addressing disparities in healthcare, as well as the need to move beyond charity and focus on systemic change. They also explore the role of love in the work and the ingredients needed for societal transformation. Overall, the conversation highlights the power of community and the potential for positive change.

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More information about the Jackson Care Hub
Viral Podcast with Linsey Grove and Megan Albertson

Episode Resources

Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution by Elie Mystal
Social Justice for the Sensitive Soul by Dorcas Cheng-Tozun
The Eating Instinct by Virginia Sole-Smith
Ice by Amy Brady
Whalefall by Daniel Krauss


00:00 Introduction
01:01 The Work in Jackson, Michigan
06:15 Understanding Equity and Disparities
07:09 Counting and Measuring Needs
09:04 Moving Beyond Charity
11:39 The Limitations of Helping
13:28 Critiquing Systems, Not Individuals
21:37 The Role of Love in the Work
25:21 Ingredients of Transformation
27:13 Sustaining Joy in a Challenging World
29:09 One Wish for Listeners
35:22 What’s Lighting You Up
40:09 Conclusion

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