3rd Annual Anne Berry Bonnyman Symposium
Saturday, November 11 - Sunday, November 12, 2017
In 2015, the infant mortality rate was more than twice as high among blacks than among white non-Hispanics. How does systemic racism contribute to this and other health disparities, and what can we do about it? Explore these issues at this year's symposium, and develop specific ways we can create positive change in our community.
State Representative Jeffrey Sánchez, Chairman, MA House Ways and Means Committee
Dr. Nancy Krieger, Professor of Social Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Bishop Dwayne Royster, founding Pastor of Living Water United Church of Christ in Philadelphia and Political Director of PICO (People Improving Communities through Organizing)
Part 1, Saturday, Nov. 11, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m, Trinity Church
Activities include a keynote speech delivered by Rep. Sánchez and facilitated breakout sessions to explore race, class and health in relation to...
• Impact of legislation and other factors on access to health care
• Disparities in health care quality and services
• Faith and spirituality in personal and systemic well-being
• Wellness and healthy choices
• Racism as trauma
• Violence as a public health issue
Please also join us for speakers and music at Part 2 of the Bonnyman Symposium, Sunday, Nov. 12, Trinity Church.
Multiple services and activities including:
• 9 a.m.: Holy Eucharist service with sermon by Bishop Royster
• 10:15 a.m.: Address by Dr. Nancy Krieger
• 11:15 a.m.: Morning Prayer service with sermon by Bishop Royster
• 3:00 p.m.: World Music Concert by Northern Harmony
No registration is needed for Part 2.
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 8:30am to 1:00pm