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.



2017-2018 Equity and Social Justice Events

FEBRUARY

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
12:30 – 1:30 PM, reception to follow
Location: Harvard Medical School, Countway Library of Medicine, Minot Room, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
"Healthcare for the Homeless"
Keynote Speaker: James O’Connell, MD
President, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
Sponsor: HMS/DICP, Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship in Minority Health Policy
 

MARCH

Thursday, March 1, 2018
1:00 - 2:00 PM, reception to follow
Location: Harvard Medical School, Countway Library of Medicine, Ballard Room, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
"American Indian Health Policy"
Speaker: Donald Warne, MD, MPH
Professor and Chair, Department of Public Health, Mary J. Berg Distinguished Professor of Women’s Health
College of Health Professions, North Dakota State University
Sponsor: HMS/DICP, Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship in Minority Health Policy
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2018
Time: TBD
Location: Harvard Medical School, Gordon Hall, Waterhouse Room, 25 Shattuck Street, Boston
"Housing Inequity and Health"
Speaker: Anthony Foxx, JD
Former US Secretary of Transportation
Sponsor: HMS/DICP, Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship in Minority Health Policy
 
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
3:00 - 4:00 PM, reception to follow
Location: Harvard Medical School, Gordon Hall, Waterhouse Room, 25 Shattuck Street, Boston
Alvin F. Poussaint, MD Visiting Lecture
Speaker: Sierra Washington, MD, MPH, FACOG
Associate Professor of Reproductive Medicine, University of California San Diego School of Medicine
Medical Director and Chief Medical Office, Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest
Sponsor: HMS/DICP
 

APRIL

Thursday, April 19, 2018
12:30 - 1:30 PM, reception to follow
Location: TBD
Latino Health
Speaker: David Hayes-Bautista, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
Director, Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture
Sponsor: HMS/DICP, Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship in Minority Health Policy
 
Monday, April 30, 2018
12:30 - 1:30 PM, reception to follow
Location: Harvard Medical School, C Building, Cannon Room, 240 Longwood Avenue, Boston
2018 Howard, Dorsey, Still Lecture
Keynote Speaker: Deborah Prothrow-Stith, MD
Dean, College of Medicine, Charles R. Drew University, Los Angeles, CA
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.
Sponsor: HMS/DICP
 


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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.