International Roundtable 2013: Global Health: Promoting Equity Within and Across Borders

All Day
Friday Oct 11, 2013
Macalester College

See schedule for details

The theme for the 20th annual International Roundtable is "Global Health: Promoting Equity Within and Across Borders." The event will promote critical examination of recent progress, and existing and emerging challenges in Global Health. Speakers and student-led workshops will explore the multifaceted nature of health disparities around the world, examine the root causes of these disparities, and highlight innovative solutions to health priorities. The dates are October 10-12, 2013, immediately preceding Family Fest.

Join us Friday morning with the co-directors of the Awakening’s Project from 8:30 to 9:30 am in the Markim Hall lobby. The Awakenings Project art exhibit that works to empower and heal artists living with mental illness through drama, visual arts, literature and music.

Following the art exhibit will be more student workshops from 9:30 to 10:40 am, with topics including community paramedicine and mental health among refugees. The second set of plenary speakers, Lawrence O. Gostin and Sue Williamson will then take the stage in the John B. Davis Lecture Hall from 10:50 am to 1:20 pm. Dr. Gostin, a Professor of Global Health Law at Georgetown University, will be talking about global health in action and Sue Williamson, writer, artist and activist, will be speaking about AIDS, activism and the arts.

The global health roundtable will then be held in Weyerhauser Memorial Chapel from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

Contact: Karla Nagy,

http://www.macalester.edu/igc/opportunities/internationalroundtable/2013/

This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff, Faculty, Parents and Families and Public

Admission: free

Sponsored By: Institute for Global Citizenship (IGC)

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