Friday, October 18, 2019
8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
BREAKFAST (DOORS OPEN), 8 A.M.
72 East Concord Street
Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People Provided
Cohosted with the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, the Museum of African American History, and the Activist Lab
This day is a part of a national movement by schools of public health to engage in the observance of “400 Years of Inequality,” marking 400 years since a group of 20 Africans were first sold in bondage in Jamestown, Virginia. This Dean’s Symposium aims to use this anniversary to discuss how we can disrupt systemic racism, with forward-looking and solution-driven discussions.
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
BREAKFAST AND INFORMAL GREETINGS
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Harold Cox, Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health
8:35 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
Marita Rivero, Executive Director, Museum of African American History
8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Cornell William Brooks, Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership and Social Justice, Harvard Kennedy School
9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
TOPIC ONE: HOUSING
Naa Oyo A. Kwate, Associate Professor of Africana Studies, Associate Professor of Human Ecology, Rutgers University
sade adeeyo, Research Associate, Urban Institute
Beth Shinn, Professor, Vanderbilt, Peabody College
Sheila Savannah, Managing Director, Prevention Institute
Ruby Mendenhall, Associate Professor in Sociology, African American Studies, Urban and Regional Planning, and Social Work, University of Illinois
Moderator: Harold Cox, Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Neera Tanden, President and CEO, Center for American Progress
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
TOPIC TWO: EDUCATION
Sherman James, Professor Emeritus, Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy
Elmira Mangum, CEO, EMPLUS LLC; Former President, Florida A&M University
Linda Greene, Evjue-Bascom Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Moderator: Yvette Cozier, Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Boston University School of Public Health
12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
400 YEARS: THE MOVEMENT
Bob Fullilove, Associate Dean, Community and Minority Affairs, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health
12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
ACTIVIST LAB ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: PERFORMANCE AND DIALOGUE
Rhodessa Jones, Co-Artistic Director, Cultural Odyssey/Director, THE MEDEA PROJECT/Artist in Residence, Boston University School of Public Health Activist Lab
The capstone of her residency, Rhodessa Jones will perform several vignettes from her repertoire to explore and expand on the themes discussed throughout the day and guide an interactive discussion with the audience.