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March 2016

The Politics of Health in the U.S. South – conference chair

March 17, 2016 - March 18, 2016
Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN United States + Google Map

Speakers include: Melissa Harris-Perry (MSNBC Host and Wake Forest Professor) Jesmyn Ward (American novelist and Tulane University Professor, winner of the *National Book Award for Fiction) Kenneth Robinson (Physician and Pastor of St. Andrew AME Church in Memphis) Bryant Simon (Professor of History at Temple University) And many others! Panels include: The Politics of Health in the South (3/17, 2pm, Light Hall, Vanderbilt School of Medicine) The Poetics of the South (3/18, 10am, Black Cultural Center, Vanderbilt University) Health Activism…

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April 2016

Danger Talk: Sexual Error and the Limits of Thought – panel discussion

April 15, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Cosponsored by NYU's Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, the journal Studies in Gender and Sexuality, and the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt University, Danger Talk: Sexual Error and the Limits of Thought will examine the multiple ways "sexual danger" is being discussed, administered, and policed in a variety of settings: from campus debates over "affirmative consent" and "trigger warnings," to new Title IX policies governing sexual misconduct, to conflicts roiling psychoanalytic institutes over sexual boundary violations between analysts and patients.

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September 2016

History of Medicine and Health Activism panel – New York Academy of Medicine

September 30, 2016 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10029 United States
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14th ANNUAL JOINT ATLANTIC SEMINAR FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE “Organizing Medicine” September 30 – October 1, 2016 New York Academy of Medicine The Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine is convened annually for the presentation of research by young scholars working on the history of medicine and public health. The meeting was founded in 2002 to foster an intercollegial intellectual community and provide a forum for sharing and critiquing graduate student research. The New York Academy of…

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November 2016

Panel on Campus Carry – ASA Program Committee

November 18, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Denver Convention Center, Level 4, Capitol 4 Denver, CO United States + Google Map

American Studies Association, Denver, Colorado On June 1, 2015, Governor of Texas Greg Abbott signed into law S.B. 11, also known as the "campus carry" law. The issue of guns in the culture at large is not a new one, and the gun control debate has been further stoked by #blacklivesmatter and the occupation of a federal building by ranchers in Oregon. In short, this panel will address the issue of "campus carry" by bringing together scholars for a conversation…

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January 2017

Risk Taking, Freedom, Safety, and Well-Being: Dimensions of an Engaged Campus Culture, San Francisco

January 26, 2017 @ 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Embarcadero, 5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111 United States
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These dimensions of an engaged campus are fraught with the challenges of their balance and how higher education can meet its unique responsibility and core purposes in an open, democratic society. MODERATOR: Barry Schwartz Part of the 2017 Annual Meeting: Building Public Trust in the Promise of Liberal Education and Inclusive Excellence

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February 2017

Gun Policy in Trump’s America

February 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Institute for Public Knowledge, 20 Cooper Square, 5th floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
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The Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU invites you to join us for a panel discussion with leading legislators, activists, journalists, and academics to debate gun policy and it’s everyday effects under the most overtly pro-gun administration in modern memory.

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March 2017

“What Makes Black Girls, Blue?” Creating Mental Wellness Climates for Black Women and Girls – Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls

March 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Rayburn House Office Building – room 2044, 45 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20515 United States
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“What Makes Black Girls, Blue?” Creating Mental Wellness Climates for Black Women and Girls A Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls (CCBWG) briefing Description On Thursday March 9, 2017, The Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls, co-chaired by Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02), will present a panel of some of the nation's mental health thought leaders, advocates, providers, researchers, everyday Black women, and her allies, for a U.S. Congressional level conversation on the social, economic, cultural, and political elements,…

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December 2017

Art & The Politics of Health – TFAFORUM 2017

December 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A panel of artists, intellectuals, and culture experts discuss the many ways that artists, their friends, and loved ones negotiate the complexities of health and illness through artistic expression. We will uncover the multiple layers through which bodies and societies experience health, illness, transcendence, and being. 

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February 2018

Gun Violence Prevention: A Community Conversation

February 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Light Hall – Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1301 Medical Center Dr
Nashville, TN 37232 United States
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Firearms have become increasingly prevalent in daily life over the past decade, as states like Tennessee loosen regulations governing most aspects of gun sales, purchases, and public carry privileges. This expansion raises a number of questions that an expert panel of academics, politicians, and activists will address...

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April 2018

Gun Violence in America – Panel Discussion – Barnard College and Columbia University

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Milbank Hall, Barnard College, 604-606 W 120th St,
New York,, NY 10027 United States
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Please join the Barnard College Human Rights Program and Columbia University Students Against Gun Violence for a panel discussion Thursday, April 26, from 6 pm - 8 pm in room 307 Milbank Hall. 

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