We are the Harvard Undergraduate Black Health Advocates (HUBHA), the student organization that hosts the annual Black Health Matters Conference at Harvard University, the next of which will take place virtually on February 27-28, 2021.
The goal of our conference is to shed light on health disparities by analyzing a wide range of disparities in health, ranging from social stigmas surrounding mental health to the effects of healthcare policy. Our two-day conference offers attendees a diverse range of panels, workshops, and TED-style talks to give them opportunities to both learn and engage in discussions on systems, both historical and modern, that continue to adversely affect Black health. The theme of this year’s conference is “Taking an Intersectional Approach to Systemic Racism.” We will explore the ways in which the multitude of identities that Black people hold (gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, ethnic identity, etc.) are differentially impacted by systemic inequalities.
You will be able to purchase affordable tickets here. You have the option to purchase either day or weekend passes, and reduced prices are offered to all college students. We will have speakers discussing a wide array of issues around black health that we feel you may be interested in. Our full agenda is below. For more information about the Black Health Matters Conference, please visit our website.