Civil rights campaign issues at Harvard

01/28/04

Celebrate Black History Month at Harvard Medical School with NAACP Chairman Julian Bond

WHAT:
Reflection in Action: Building Healthy CommunitiesTM This day dedicated to the Civil Rights Movement includes a keynote address by NAACP Chairman Julian Bond, HMS faculty presentations about their extensive experiences in the Movement, a panel discussion about current civil rights, social justice, and health disparities issues, performances by young people from the community, and an award presentation to Boston public school children sponsored by the HMS Office for Diversity and Community Partnership. The awards will recognize creative works about the history of the Civil Rights Movement.

For more information please go the Reflection In Action web site -- http://www.mfdp.med.harvard.edu/reflectioninaction.

The public must register at http://www.hms.harvard.edu/milestone.

WHEN:
Wednesday, February 4, 2004
8:00 am - 12:30 pm: Special events for invited students and the media.

PLEASE NOTE: Journalists covering the morning events will be invited to join Mr. Bond for lunch with students from Harvard Medical School and from Boston public schools.
12:30 to 5:30: The afternoon Keynote Address and panel discussions are open to the public and the media. Registration is required.

WHO:
12:30-1:30 Julian Bond, Chairman, NAACP"2004: A Race Odyssey"
1:45-3:15 "How Far We Have Come: Changing the Face of Health Care" Panelists: H. Jack Geiger, CUNY Medical School; Alvin Poussaint, HMS/Judge Baker Children's Center; Leon Eisenberg, HMS; Sarah-Ann Shaw, former WBZ-TV Reporter (moderator).
3:30-5:00 "How Far We Have to Go: Achieving Further Change"
Panelists: JudyAnn Bigby, HMS/Brigham and Women's Hospital; Margarita Alegria, HMS/Cambridge Hospital; Lisa Iezzoni, HMS/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Paul Farmer, HMS; MitchellSpellman, HMS (moderator).

WHERE:
New Research Building, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

If you are planning to attend, please call ahead for a map, directions, and parking. Directions and maps can also be found at: http://www.hms.harvard.edu/about/mapsdir.html.

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