SHIELD Updates

October 22nd: Social Work and the Health of Populations

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. More

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

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

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... More