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October 22nd: Social Work and the Health of Populations

By Andree EntezariSeptember 20th, 2019in SHIELD Updates

Social Work and the Health of Populations

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

3:00–5:30 p.m.

DOORS OPEN, 2:30 P.M.

Charles River Campus, Photonics Center, Colloquium Room
8 St. Mary’s Street
Boston

Please Register

Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People Provided

#PublicHealthSocialWork

Livestreaming Available During Event

Cohosted with the School of Social Work Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health.


Social work and public health are both centrally concerned with the social determinants of health. This half-day symposium will explore how, together, social work and public health can improve population health, from individual-level to systemic change. We aim to generate ideas for future collaboration in scholarship, policy, and practice.

2.5 free social work CEUs available for in-person attendees

Agenda

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
OPENING REMARKS

Jorge Delva, Dean, Boston University School of Social Work and Director and Paul Farmer Professor, Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health

Sandro Galea, Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health


3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
KEYNOTE

Charles E. Lewis, Jr., President, Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy


3:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
PANEL

Community Health
Linda Sprague Martinez, Associate Professor, Boston University School of Social Work

Health Care
Jennifer Valenzuela, Principal of Equity and People, Health Leads (SSW ’00, SPH ’01)

Global Health
Fernando Ona, Clinical Associate Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University and Clinician, Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights, Boston Medical Center (CAS ’92, SSW ’15)

Policy
Heidi Allen, Associate Professor, Columbia University School of Social Work

Educating Social Workers for Public Health
Betty J. Ruth, Clinical Professor and Director, MSW/MPH Program, Boston University School of Social Work (SSW ’84, SPH ’85)

Moderator: Harold Cox, Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health

 

Follow Chester! Exploring Microaggressions, Civility, and Allies in Children’s Books and Beyond

By Andree EntezariSeptember 17th, 2019in SHIELD Updates

Monday, October 7, 2019

1:00–2:00 p.m.

DOORS OPEN, 12:30 P.M.

Keefer Auditorium
72 East Concord Street
Boston

Please Register

Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People Provided

Livestreaming Available During Event

Cohosted with the Activist Lab

In her presentation, “Follow Chester! Exploring Microaggressions, Civility, and Allies in Children’s Books and Beyond,” Gloria Respress-Churchwell will discuss practical ways to address difficult themes with children using picture books like her children’s book, Follow Chester!. This compelling story takes us on the football field as Chester Pierce leads his team to take charge of their destiny through courage, friendship, and support to combat racism. All are welcome to this presentation in which the author will explore ways that text, images, and music can be used as tools in educating young readers about these difficult and important issues. The author will use the book’s illustrations by 2019 Coretta Scott King Honoree Laura Freeman, and she will share music developed for Follow Chester!.

400 Years of Inequality: Breaking the Cycle of Systemic Racism

By Andree EntezariSeptember 17th, 2019in SHIELD Updates

Friday, October 18, 2019

8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

BREAKFAST (DOORS OPEN), 8 A.M.

Hiebert Lounge
72 East Concord Street
Boston

Please Register

Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People Provided

#400YearsofInequality

Livestreaming Available During Event

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.

Agenda

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
BREAKFAST AND INFORMAL GREETINGS

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
OPENING REMARKS

Sandro Galea (@sandrogalea), Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

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.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS

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.
BREAK

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS

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.
LUNCH

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.