The Equity and Social Justice (ESJ)

 

The Equity and Social Justice (ESJ) is a series of lectures and dialogues taking place in the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 academic years, targeting 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.  Series events focus on four areas:  (1) History and Context, (2) Culture and Environment, (3) Health Disparities, and (4) Leadership and Skills Development.



2016-2017 Equity and Social Justice Events

MARCH

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
4:00pm
Department of Global Health and Social Medicine
641 Huntington Avenue, First Floor, Boston
Tuskegee and the Health of Black Men
Speaker: Marcella Alsan, MD, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine;
Core Faculty Member, Center for Health Policy /
Primary Care and Outcomes Research
Sponsor: Department of Global Health and Social Medicine
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
4:00 – 6:30 pm
Location: HMS, Building C, Canon Room, 240 Longwood Avenue
Violence and Its Impact on Our Community
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Robert Gore, Attending Physician and Clinical Assistant Professor, Kings County Hospital – SUNY Downstate Department of Emergency Medicine, Brooklyn, NY; Executive Director,  Kings Against Violence Initiative
Panelist:  Norma Ayala, Deputy Superintendent, Boston Police Department; Chaplain Clementina Chéry, President and CEO, Louis D. Brown Peace Institute;  Rahsaan D. Hall, Esq., Director, Racial Justice Program, ACLU of Massachusetts; William Morales, Commissioner of the Boston Centers for Youth & Families
Sponsor: HMS/DICP
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APRIL

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
6:00 pm
Location: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at
Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA
"Organizing for Health: People, Power, and Change"
Hosted by Harvard Chan Dean Michelle A. Williams, HMS Dean George Q. Daley, and HSDM Dean R. Bruce Donoff
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017
2:00 pm
Location: Sanders Theatre, Cambridge
Simulcast Location:  Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at
Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA
"Afternoon of Engagement on Inclusion and Belonging"
Hosted by Drew Faust, President of Harvard University; and Tracy Palandjian, member of the Board of Overseers
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017
12:00 – 1:30pm, brown-bag lunch provided
Location: Harvard Medical School, Building C, Cannon Room
240 Longwood Avenue, Boston
Howard Dorsey Still Lecture and Diversity Awards
“Racism Among the Well-Intentioned: Implications for Healthcare Interactions and Outcomes"

Keynote Speaker: John F. (Jack) Dovidio, PhD, Carl Iver Hovland Professor of Psychology; Dean of Academic Affairs of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Yale University
Sponsor: HMS/DICP
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Monday, April 24, 2017
5:30 - 7:00pm, reception to follow
Racism and Health equity in the United States
Location: Medical Education Center, 260 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA
Co-sponsored by the Center for Primary Care, the Lancet, and Cambridge Health Alliance
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MAY

Wednesday May 10, 2017
9:20am – 4:30pm
Location: Harvard Medical School, Gordon Hall, Waterhouse Room
Leadership and Faculty Development Program Conference
Mental/Behavioral Health and Early Childhood Education and Interventions

Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall, Harvard Medical School, 25 Shattuck Street, Boston
Co-sponsors: 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 | Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Faculty Development and Diversity | California Endowment Scholars in Health Policy at Harvard University |Cambridge Health Alliance Department of Medicine, Division of Minority Affairs| Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship in Minority Health Policy | 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, and 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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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.