The JustPublics@365 Social Justice Topic Series used a wide range of interview questions to engage, and learn from, the experiences of journalists, activists, academics and students. In this module packet, we have included sample questions that you may use to stimulate conversations around #P2PH with your colleagues on the field, in the classroom or at the office.
1. How did you get involved in working on drug policy?
2. Can you share a bit about how your research speaks to the issues of criminalization of public health?
3. How does criminalization and mass incarceration affect the lives of people in your research?
4. What are your thoughts on policy approaches that draw from public health rather than criminal justice?
5. Are there any examples of policy approaches that draw from public health rather than criminal justice? If so, do you think these are better or just reproduce the same systems of inequality?
6. Are there any ‘lessons learned’ on bringing together academics, activists and journalists in ways that promote social justice, civic engagement, and greater democracy that you could share?
7. How to you see these scholarly research and social justice projects interacting with each other?
8. What effect does digital media have on creating social change?
9. What people and resources (both print and social media) should individuals follow to stay abreast of news on #P2PH?