Health & Wellness

2021 Apr 23

Restorative Justice: Exploring a Way Forward

2:30pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Virtual

This session will feature community and conversation with Fania E. Davis, author of our common read text, Race & Restorative Justice: Black Lives, Healing & US Social Transformation. Davis will reflect on restorative justice as a way forward for healing historical harm, personal harm, and racialized violence. She will be engaged in conversation with members of our community as we explore what restorative justice means for HDS and whether it is a way forward to help us realize our vision of an anti-racist and anti-oppressive HDS.

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2021 May 05

Medical Racism from 1619 to the Present: History Matters

4:00pm

Location: 

Virtual

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on communities of color in the United States. In addition, the uneven and unequal distribution of vaccines is raising the issue of mistrust and vaccine hesitancy in these same communities. Lack of trust in the US healthcare system among communities of color is inextricably linked to the history of systemic racism in this country. With fewer than half of Black American adults indicating that they will definitely or probably get vaccinated against COVID-19, understanding the roots of this hesitancy—which dates back centuries—is...

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2021 Apr 23

NEW ENGLAND SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM

(All day)

Location: 

Virtual

The New England Science Symposium (NESS), established in 2002, provides a forum for postdoctoral fellows; medical, dental and graduate students; post-baccalaureates; college and community college students (particularly for African-American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native individuals) to share their biomedical and health-related research activities through oral or poster presentations, to engage in discussions related to career development in the sciences, to exchange ideas and to expand their professional networks. For more information, please contact...

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2021 Apr 09

Addressing Race and Racism in Therapy With Black Clients: What Therapists Need to Know

2:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Virtual

The effects of race and racism often go unacknowledged by therapists, and many Black clients leave therapy feeling unaffirmed, invalidated, or worse, subjected to various forms of racism and microaggressions within the therapeutic relationship itself. In this webinar, culturally adapted cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is explored as a means to enhance counseling relationships and aid clinical decision-making with Black clients, as we discuss the psychological impacts of racism within the Black community...

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2021 Mar 24

Social Resilience, Hope, and Recognition in the New Gilded Age

1:00pm to 1:50pm

Location: 

Virtual

Presented by The Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness

In the context of COVID, growing inequality and political polarization, Dr. Lamont is writing a book that diagnoses some of the current challenges facing Americans and offers a way forward. Her work draws from survey data and interviews with boomers, Gen Zs, and leading “agents of change,” who are producing new narratives in entertainment, comedy, advocacy, religion...

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2021 Mar 24

Food Security in the Americas Series: Race, Nutrition and Obesity

6:00pm

Location: 

Virtual

While the foods we consume are often tied to culture, the rubrics that we use to measure nutrition are often linked to science. What happens when we bring in the element of race and class into the consumption of foods? Using three distinct cases in Mexico, Guatemala, and among Mexican immigrants in the United States, this panel will highlight how food that is deemed "good for us" is often entangled more with the governance of immigrant and racialized bodies or economic options than nutrition.

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2021 Mar 24

Through Your Lens: Restorative Justice & Transforming Mass Incarceration

3:30pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Virtual

We will explore the roles we play as students, faculty, scholars of religion, staff, and members of the wider community in transforming mass incarceration and how restorative justice helps us to bring our full selves and our intersectional identities to this work. We will discuss the historical roots and contemporary implications of mass incarceration and our collective responsibility to address this crisis.

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