Thomas A. LaVeist, PhD,
Director, Center for Health Disparities Solutions and Professor of Health Policy & Management and Sociology
at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Thursday, December 1, 2005 from 10:00-11:30 a.m., The Hooker Research Center, UNC School of Public Health,
Blue Cross Blue Shield Auditorium, Ground Floor.
Sponsored by: The Center for Aging & Diversity/Institute on Aging; UNC Program on Ethnicity, Culture & Health Outcomes;
and the Department of Health Policy & Administration/School of Public Health.
Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration 11:00
am � 4:00 pm, November 19, North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh, NC. Contact:
Emily Grant, (919) 807-7979 (Posted
- Ford Foundation
Designed to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties
by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits
of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity
as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Eligibility requires
that you are a U.S. citizen or national and that you plan on a career in teaching
and research at the college or university level. Contact the Fellowships Office
“Problems and Prospects for Health Disparities Research”
Racial Residential Segregation
Dr. Allan Parnell, Director, Cedar Grove Institute for Sustainable Communities
and CPC Training Program Alumnus. Friday, November 18, 12:00pm-1:00pm, at the
Center for Developmental Science,
Lower Level Conference Room (in the Top of the Hill building, corner of Franklin
and Columbia - enter from Columbia Street). Sponsored by the Carolina
Population Center. Posted 11/9/2005vs
Rights Act Forum with the Rev. Jesse Jackson
Nov. 14, 2005 - 6:30 PM, NC A&T University, Greensboro, NC The UNC Center for
Civil Rights and Rainbow/PUSH Coalition plan to hold hearings to investigate recent
examples of discrimination against minority voters in North Carolina and what
can be done to protect voting rights. The first hearing will be held at N.C. A&T
University (Greensboro) on November 14 at 6:30 PM and will be presided over by
the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., Dr. Julius L. Chambers, and Judge James Wynn Jr.
The Cherokee People
Hicks, CPA, Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will explore
the contributions of American Indians to North Carolina and the larger South.
Thursday, November 10, 2005 at 5 p.m. in 116 Murphy Hall. Cosponsored by Diversity
and Multicultural Affairs, the Research Labs of Archaeology, the Department of
History, and the Center for the Study of the American South. Annual Native American
Heritage Month Lecture.
in November: Tenth Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration. 11:00 am � 4:00
pm, November 19, North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh, NC. Contact: Emily
Grant, (919) 807-7979 (Posted
to go Beyond the Race Fiction in Empirical Research
Zuberi's flight was cancelled; the seminar has been rescheduled to January 13.) Dr. Tukufu
Zuberi, Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania (about
Dr. Zuberi). Friday, November 11, 12:00pm-1:00pm, at the Center
for Developmental Science, Lower Level Conference Room (in the Top of the
Hill building, corner of Franklin and Columbia - enter from Columbia Street).
Sponsored by the Carolina Population
Evening Social Hour for Underrepresented Populations)
Friday, November 11 from 5-7 PM at the Carolina Union. Fellowshup is a monthly
social networking opportunity for underrepresented graduate students across disciplines.
More information from email@example.com or 966-2613. Posted
of Social Justice for a New Generation
8, 7:00pm, Stone Center Theatre. Featuring human rights activist Malika Sanders,
executive director of the 21st Century Youth Movement. Twelfth Annual Sonja Haynes
Stone Memorial Lecture.Other
fall Stone Center events. (Posted
the Outside Looking In: Language Barriers and Access to Learning, Mentoring and
Success as a Minority in Nursing ”
November 3, 2005, 4:00pm.
SeonAe Yeo, PhD,RN, Associate Professor of Nursing
and Family Medicine, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and President, Asian
American Pacific Islander Nurses Association and Illinois. School of Nursing (Carrington
Hall addition), lower level (Dr. Frances Hill Fox Auditorium) Reception to follow.
11/2/05) 25th Annual Black
October 31 - November 5, 2005, Carolina Campus. Selected happenings:
November 1, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Black Male Forum: How I See Me, How They See
Me (Stone Center)
In collaboration with Carolina Panther Julius Peppers
�02 and his Rites of Passage Project, the Black Alumni Reunion Committee will
facilitate a 7th-8th grade after-school enrichment program for young black males
from the Triangle area.
Tuesday, November 1, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Children Shall Lead (Stone Center)
Film screening and discussion of critically-acclaimed
documentary written by UNC alumna and Academy Award nominee Emma Eliza Pullen,
'75. The documentary portrays the lives of children and young adults living in
rural Mississippi during the early events of the Civil Rights Movement. Sponsored
by the Sonya Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, the Carolina Women's
Center, NAACP, and the 25th UNC Black Alumni Reunion.
Wednesday, November 2, 6:30 p.m.
Founder Memorial will be dedicated
5, 10:00am - dedication ceremony for the Unsung Founders Memorial, the senior
class gift for 2002. Featured speakers include Chancellor James Moeser and Bernadette
Gray-Little, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The student acappella ensemble
Harmonyx will sing, and refreshments will be served. Location: the site of the
memorial on McCorkle Place in front of the Alumni Building; rain location: Person
Hall. The memorial honors the men and women of color � bond and free � who helped
build Carolina and run its day-to-day operations. Its dedication is part of the
the Unsung Founder Memorial) (Posted
Richard S. Cooper: “Social Epidemiology and the Problem of Race”
2, 2005, 2:30pm-3:30pm, 136 Tate-Turner-Kuralt (School of Social Work Auditorium).
Dr. Cooper is Professor and Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and
Epidemiology at Loyola University School of Medicine and has been a leader in
developing the evidentiary basis for health disparities research during more than
two decades. (This lecture is part of the Department of Epidemiology
Seminar Series but scheduled one hour earlier than the usual start time.)
10/19/05) �The Brain: It's
Role in Obesity and Hypertension�Joseph
C. Dunbar, Ph.D. Annual SPIRE
Distinguished Scholar seminar. 4:00pm, Friday, October 28, 2005, 2001 Kerr Hall
�Stem Cells: The
Promise, Reasons for Hope and the Reality�
Wednesday, October 26, 2005. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
(NIH). Keynote Speaker: Carlos A. Castro, M.D., Senior Research Associate, Pittsburgh
Development Center and University of Pittsburgh (full
agenda). The event is sponsored by National Institutes of Health National
Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Diversity Council Disability Awareness
Committee, the Division of Intramural Research, and the NIH Office of Equal Opportunity
& Diversity Management (919-541-3430, 1-888-473-4959, TTY 919-541-4644) Posted
Last year's broadcasts
11th Annual Summer Public Health Research Videoconference on Minority Health June
20-23, 2005, presented by the UNC-CH School of Public Health and the Morgan-Hopkins
Center for Health Disparities Solutions. Special opening session broadcast
from the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History (SCBCH) featuring a distinguished panel with the Hon. Melvin
L. Watt is available as an archived webcast
(more about the 11th Annual Summer Public
Health Research Videoconference on Minority Health) The
UNC School of Public Health Minority Student Caucus (link)
presents the 26th Annual Minority Health Conference (link)
Health and the Built Environment and Health: The Effects of Where We Live,
Work, and PlayFebruary
25, 2005, William and Ida Friday Continuing Education Center, Chapel Hill, NC.
Se Dia - A
story of hidden consequences. An JYNX Production. Written and directed by
Jay Reynolds. Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History. Sponsored
By NC Office of Minority Health, UNC School of Public Health, and the Theta Pi
Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Free admission. Posted
The 7th Annual
William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture was presented by Henry Louis Taylor, Jr.,
Ph.D., professor and Director of the Center for Urban Studies, School of Architecture
and Planning, State University of New York at Buffalo.
- View the webcast
of the keynote lecture (free)
Community Based Participatory Research Seminar
Chanetta Washington, Project Manager of Project EXPORT, will present her project,
and its relationship to the Carolina-Shaw Partnership for the Elimination of Health
October 17, 2005, 3:30-5:00pm at the Lineberger
Comprehensive Cancer Center, Room 32-001, 3rd Floor. Sponsored by the Carolina
Community Health Scholars Program, The Center for Health Promotion and Disease
Prevention (HPDP), and
the Carolina Center for Public Service. More information: Kacey Hanson at firstname.lastname@example.org
AIDS Awareness Day
15, 2005Posted 10/5/2005vs Fellowshup (Friday
Evening Social Hour for Underrepresented Populations)
Friday, October 14th from 5-7 PM at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center (150 South Road).
Fellowshup is a monthly social networking opportunity for underrepresented graduate
students across disciplines. More information from email@example.com or 966-2613.
A Right to CareA
one-woman performance piece commissioned by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. October
14, 2005, Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History (link). (Article
about Sarah Jones Sarah
Jones' official website) Posted 10/1/2005vs Slavery and the Making
of the University Wednesday,
October 12, 2005, The Louis Round Wilson Library
5:00 p.m. Exhibit and Reception,
Manuscripts Department, 4th floor
6:00 p.m. Panel Discussion, Pleasants Family
Assembly Room Exhibit: That the Truth May Set Us Free: Examining Our Slaveholding
Posted 10/12/2005vs Sister Circle October
12, 2005, 4:30-6:30pm is a collaboration between the Graduate School and the Carolina
Women's Center that will be held on Wednesday, October 12th from 4:30-6:30 PM
at the Carolina Women's Center (134 East Franklin St, Suite 215). Sister Circle
provides a space for women graduate students of diverse backgrounds to connect,
establish and renew their relationships.Posted
10/5/2005vs "Standing at the Crossroads:
Life at the Intersection of LGBT Culture"
Dr. David Malebranche of Emory University will discuss how ideas of masculinity
among black men who don't identify themselves as gay but have sex with men - said
to be "on the down low" - influence sexual behavior and risk for HIV. 1:00 p.m.,
Room 3413, Frank Porter Graham Student Union. His speech is the keynote address
for a free, public conference originated by the student group Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual,
Transgendered-Straight Alliance [link]. The conference includes four panel discussions
at 2:30 p.m., repeated at 3:45 p.m.:
Posted 10/11/2005vs The New Directions in
American Indian Research: A Gathering of Emerging Scholars and Graduate Student
Recruitment Weekend October
7-8, 2005. This conference highlights American Indian students and research, while
bringing together Native scholars and communities. This event sponsored by The
Graduate School, Office of the Provost, and the First Nation Graduate Circle will
be held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Posted
10/5/2005vs "Naming Races:
Skin Shade, Health, and Economic Outcomes"
Friday, September 16, 2005, noon-1:00pm, Toy Lounge (Dey Hall), Carolina Campus.
Lecture by Dr. William
Darity. Professor Darity is the Cary C. Boshamer Professor of Economics, CPC
Faculty Fellow, and Director of the Institute
of African American Research. He also serves as Research Professor of Public
Policy Studies, Economics, and African and African American Studies at Duke University.
The lecture is the first presentation in the fall 2005 Carolina
Population Center Friday seminar series. Posted
Annual Dr. Hector P. Garcia National Leadership and Advocacy SeminarDuke
University, Fuqua School of Business R.D. Thomas Center on September 9th - 11th,
2005. Presented by the National Network of Latin American Medical Students. The
focus of the event will be to further develop national Latino physician leadership
to improve the quality of and access to health care and medical education for
all. Participants will include an elite, select group of Latino medical student
leaders and alumni physicians from across the country. Keynote speakers will include
the President of the National Hispanic Medical Association, the President of the
Inter-American College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Deputy-Director of the
Pan-American Health Organization and the Director of the Division of Public Health
of the Department of Health and Human Services of the State of Delaware. Sponsors
of this event include Duke University School of Medicine, the National Institutes
of Health and the California Endowment. (Posted
MLK Birthday CelebrationA
week long celebration beginning Sunday, January 16th. Events include:
- HIV/AIDS health issues, with Dr.
Lisa Hightow, Dr. Peter Leone and Justin Smith of the UNC School of Medicine's
Division of Infectious Diseases
- North Carolina Men's Health Initiative,
a project of the N.C. Division of Public Health, led by Phyllis Gray of the HIV/STD
Prevention and Care Branch of the division
- Religion and lesbian, gay,
bisexual and trans-gendered life, with Devetta Holman Nash of the UNC Center for
Healthy Student Behaviors and Chimi Boyd of the Carolina Women's Center
dialogue on race, sexuality and color, facilitated by Dean Blackburn of the UNC
Division of Student Affairs.
Annual University/Community Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Banquet, Sunday,
January 16 at 7:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Howard Lee, Chairman of the State Board
A Day for Service Monday, January 17 at 9:00 a.m.
My Brother Martin, Wednesday, January 19 at 12 noon. Walter Spearman Professor
of Journalism Chuck Stone reflects on the legacy of his fraternity brother, Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Keynote Lecture by Dr. Benjamin Carson and Presentation of the 23rd Annual Martin
Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Thursday, January 20, 2005 at 7:30 P.M.
For a complete events schedule please visit http://www.unc.edu/minorityaffairs/mlk/schedule.html.
Students for the Advancement of Race RelationsPracticing
good race relations is important to The Carolina Community. Respecting diversity
and understanding the issues across racial lines are issues that often go overlooked.
For more information, please contact Neena at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://campus-y.unc.edu/heyyou/committees/saar/rrweek04.html
Second Annual Symposium on Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities Research in the U.S
- From Research To PracticeThe
Second Annual Symposium on Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities Research in the U.S.
From Research to Practice which was held on May 7, 2004 at the Harvard School
of Public Health. The focus of the symposium was to identify new frontiers in
racial and ethnic health disparities research, with its main goal to bring faculty,
students, post-graduates and doctoral fellows from research communities across
the U.S.together to form collaborations to uide the future directions in health
disparities research. Click on the following link to access the webcast and speakers'
powerpoint presentations: www.healthpolicy.harvard.edu/2004symposium.php
of a Healthy Future: National Conference to End Health DisparitiesSeptember
27-29, 2004 — School of Health Sciences at Winston-Salem State University,
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Health Disparities Experienced by American Indians and Alaska Natives
conference to discuss dedicated issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports
(MMWR) focusing on health disparities facing American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Articles on diabetes prevalence and deaths from injuries will be highlighted.
Participants: Dr. W. Craig Vanderwagen, Chief Medical Officer (Acting), HHS Indian
Health Service (by phone) and Christine Branche, Ph.D., Director, Division of
Unintentional Injury Prevention, CDC's Injury Center. (Posted,
2001 & 2000 events