The Equity and Social Justice (ESJ)

 

The Equity and Social Justice (ESJ) is a series of lectures and dialogues which targets the Harvard Longwood community as well as communities in the greater Boston area. The series provides context to the historical, current, and future state of equity and social justice in health and health care, and engages and equips participants with tools to take action. ESJ events focus on four areas: (1) History and Context, (2) Culture and Environment, (3) Health Disparities, and (4) Leadership and Skills Development.


Equity and Social Justice Committee

The ESJ Planning Committee is comprised of faculty, staff and students, representing the HMS community.

Please click here to see members of the Equity and Social Justice Committee.



2018-2019 Equity and Social Justice Events

NOVEMBER

Friday, November 9, 2018
9:00 AM
Location: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge
Radcliffe Institute Conference
“Disability and Citizenship: Global and Local Perspectives"
Speakers:
Cheri A. Blauwet
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School
Thomas Hehir
Silvana and Christopher Pascucci Professor of Practice in Learning Differences, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Judith E. Heumann
Senior Fellow, Ford Foundation
Lisa I. Iezzoni
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School;
Director, Mongan Institute Health Policy Center, Massachusetts General Hospital
Andrew J. Imparato
Executive Director, Association of University Centers on Disabilities
Gopal Mitra
Program Specialist on Children with Disabilities, Disability Section, UNICEF
Ari Ne'eman
Chief Executive Officer, Mysupport.com; Co-Founder, Autistic Self Advocacy Network
Charlotte V. McClain-Nhlapo
Global Disability Advisor, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice, World Bank
Michael Ashley Stein
Executive Director, Harvard Law School Project on Disability; Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Maria Town
Director, Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, City of Houston
Sponsored by Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
 
Monday, November 12, 2018
12:30 – 1:30 PM, lunch will be provided
Location: Harvard Medical School, Gordon Hall, Waterhouse Room, 25 Shattuck Street, Boston
Veterans Day Ceremony at Harvard Medical School
Speaker: Jonathan Woodson, MD
Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs; Lars Anderson Professor in Management and Professor of the Practice, Questrom School of Business; Professor of Surgery at the School of Medicine; and Professor of Health Law, Policy and Management at the School of Public Health, Boston University
 
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
12:30 – 1:30 PM, reception to follow
Location: Harvard Medical School, Tosteson Medical Education Center, Room 227, 260 Longwood Avenue, Boston
Leadership Forum
“Health Care and the Social Determinants of Health"
Speaker: Anthony Shih, MD, MPH
President, United Hospital Fund
Co-sponsored by Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership and Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy at Harvard University


DECEMBER

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
4:00 – 5:30 PM
Location: Harvard Medical School, Gordon Hall, Waterhouse Room, 25 Shattuck Street, Boston
Equity and Social Justice
“Likely to Become a Public Charge" 
Federal Immigration Policy and the Health of Our Communities
Speaker: Justin L. Lowe, JD
Legal Director, Health Law Advocates, Inc.
Co-sponsored by Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership and Latino Medical Student Association at Harvard Medical School


FEBRUARY

Monday, February 4, 2019
9:00 AM - Noon
Location: Harvard Medical School, Countway Library of Medicine, Minot Room, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Precision Medicine
Sponsored by Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: Harvard Medical School, Countway Library of Medicine, Minot Room, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Asian American Health Forum
Keynote Speaker: Kimberly Chang, MD, MPH
Family Physician, Asian Health Services
Panel Discussion
Sponsored by Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership


MARCH

Thursday, March 7, 2019
2:30 - 3:30 PM, reception to follow
Location: Harvard Medical School, Countway Library of Medicine, Minot Room, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Alvin F. Poussaint, MD Visiting Lecture
Keynote Speaker: Valerae Lewis, MD, HMS '93
Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Oncology, John Murray Professor in Orthopaedic Oncology, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Sponsored by Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership


APRIL

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
12:30 – 1:15 PM, reception to follow
Location: Harvard Medical School, TBA
2019 Howard, Dorsey, Still Lecture
Keynote Speaker: Otis Webb Brawley, MD, MACP
Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, Executive Vice President, Research
American Cancer Society
The Howard, Dorsey, Still Lecture is named for the first three African Americans, Edwin Howard (HMS 1869), Thomas Dorsey (HMS 1869) and James Still (HMS 1871), who graduated from Harvard Medical School in the mid-1800's, and recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to advancing the nation's health.
Sponsored by Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership


MAY

May 8, 9, 10, 2019
Location: Harvard Medical School, Boston
Leadership and Faculty Development Program Conference
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
12:00 - 4:00 PM
"Maternal Fetal Health"
 
Thursday, May 9, 2019
9:00 - 1:00 PM
Minority Health Policy Annual Meeting
 
Friday, May 10, 2019
9:30 - 11:30 AM
"Career Development Training: Time Management"
 
Co-sponsored by Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership | Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Office for Academic Careers and Faculty Development, and Office of Diversity and Inclusion | Boston Children's Hospital Office of Faculty Development,  Office of Health Equity and Inclusion, and Office of Faculty Development | Brigham and Women's Hospital Center for Faculty Development and Diversity | Cambridge Health Alliance Department of Medicine, Division of Minority Affairs | Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy at Harvard University | Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Office for Faculty Development | Dana-Farber Harvard Cancer Center, Initiative to Eliminate Cancer Disparities | Harvard Catalyst/Program for Faculty Development and Diversity Inclusion | Harvard School of Dental Medicine Office for Diversity and Inclusion | Harvard School of Public Health Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development | Joseph L. Henry Oral Health Fellowship in Minority Health Policy | Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Diversity and Inclusion | McLean Hospital Office of the Chief Academic Officer 


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