1985: Voices from the AIDS Crisis
Thursday, September 7, 2017
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
670 Albany Street
Two sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display in the lobby of 700 Albany Street from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt is a powerful visual reminder of the AIDS pandemic, a time in our recent past that should never be forgotten or taken for granted. The quilt consists of more than 48,000 individual 3-by-6-foot memorial panels, most commemorating the life of someone who has died of AIDS, sewn together by friends, lovers, and family members. Two sections of the quilt will be on display in the lobby of 700 Albany Street on September 7 for all members of the BU community to experience. A memorial, a tool for education, and a work of art, the quilt is a unique creation, an extraordinary response to the tragic loss of human life that elegantly frames the concurrent Dean’s Seminar, “1985: Voices from the AIDS Crisis.” In this conversation, we will hear the stories about the early days of the AIDS crisis.
This event is sponsored by the Activist Lab.
In 2010 Bailey was elected president of the International Federation of Social Workers. He is the first person of color to hold this post and only the third person from the United States to do so. IFSW is a federation representing more than 90 countries and 746,000 social workers globally. He is a past president of the North American region of the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) located in Berne, Switzerland, having served in that role from 2003 until 2006. He was appointed as the inaugural chair of the Policy, Advocacy and Representation Commission (PARC) in August 2006, where his responsibilities included the review of existing and the development of new policies, and he oversaw the IFSW representatives at the United Nations in Nairobi, Geneva, New York City, and Vienna.
In 2010 he was appointed to the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) Global Commission. He previously served on the board of the North American and Caribbean Association of Schools of Social Work representing CSWE.
He is a member of the board of the Fenway High School in Boston, where he serves on the governance and facilities committees. In 2009 he was appointed by the Honorable Deval Patrick, governor of Massachusetts, to serve on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA). MEFA, created 30 years ago, is a self-financing state authority, not reliant on state or federal appropriation, which sells bonds to help undergraduate and graduate students fund higher education. To date, MEFA has issued approximately $4.2 billion and bonds and has assisted hundreds of thousands of families in financing a college education. At MEFA he chairs the nominating committee and is a member of the audit committee. He was reappointed by Governor Patrick to a term ending in 2019.
He is a member of the Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) Board of Ambassadors and the AIDS Action Advisory Council. He is a trustee of the Union United Methodist Church (UUMC) in Boston.
Bailey was the chairperson of the National Social Work Public Education Campaign. He is a former member of the NASW Foundation Board of Directors. He was a member of the board of the NASW Insurance Trust (now Assurance Services, Inc.), a public company that is the largest provider of insurance services for professional social workers.
He is a past president of National NASW, having served as president from 2003 until 2005. He was president-elect from 2002 to 2003. His tenure at NASW National has included serving as the NASW national second vice president from 2000 to 2002 and as the associations treasurer from 1995 to 1997. He was also the president of the Massachusetts Chapter of NASW from 1993 to 1995.
Bailey is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. He was named Social Worker of the Year by both the National and Massachusetts NASW in 1998. He was made a Social Work Pioneer by NASW in 2005, making him the youngest individual to receive this honor and joining individuals such as Jane Addams and Whitney M. Young.
In May 2013 Bailey received a Doctor of Humane letters, honoris causa, from the University of Connecticut.
Pat Daoust, Director of Nursing for Global Health, Massachusetts General Hospital
Reverend Dr. Robert Allan Hill, Dean of Marsh Chapel, Chaplain to the University, and Professor of New Testament and Pastoral Theology, Boston University
At Boston University School of Theology, Hill teaches one course in New Testament each year (usually fall term, and usually the Gospel of John), and one course in Pastoral Theology each year (usually spring term, and usually a course in Preaching or Pastoral Leadership). A two credit course for undergraduates of Boston University, on ‘Vocation’, is in the planning stages. The course on John differs from some other studies of Johannine literature in that it strongly, equally relies both on the Jewish background to the gospel (from Hill’s study at Union/NYC with J.L. Martyn and R.E. Brown) and on the Hellenistic (Gnostic?) background to the gospel (from Hill’s study at McGill with F. Wisse and N.T.Wright.). Hill has recently published a book on John, The Courageous Gospel: John in Sermon, Lecture, Essay and Discussion, copies of which in rough form were used in the course. Two collections of sermons, A Village Green, and, In the Depths of the Depression were published in 2011.
Dean Hill’s religious leadership at Boston University, across all of the 17 schools and colleges and the larger community, is rooted and grounded in the historic pulpit of Marsh Chapel, whose Sunday service is broadcast on NPR each Sunday morning at 11am (WBUR 90.9FM), with a listenership of 75,000, and another 25,000 listening by podcast. As Dean of the Chapel, he preaches most Sundays, leads the Marsh staff (40 full and part time persons in the areas of ministry, music and hospitality), gives oversight to all University religious life (7 University Chaplains, 26 religious life groups, and several campus ministers), provides prayers for various all University events (Commencement, Matriculation, other), meets with the Deans’ Council and University Leadership Group, and guides pastoral care for the community, through the chaplains’ offices. In recent years some BUSTH students have chosen to do their field work at Marsh (so, 5 in 2007, 3 in 2008, 7 in 2009, 1 in 2010, and similar number since then). Marsh Chapel hosts 16 weekly worship services, one of which is the BUSTH led Wednesday 11:15am service. About 2,500 people a week, during the school year, are present for worship, study or service in the chapel building. For more information, visit the Chapel website.
Bob Hill has been preaching since 1976. As an elder (Upper New York Conference) in the United Methodist Church he has had experience in ten local churches, five different annual conferences, multiple annual conference board assignments, General and Jurisdictional Conference participation, General Board membership (GBHEM), various speaking engagements, and denominational leadership discussions. His views of the present condition of the church, particularly in the Northeast, and prospects for ministry into the future, have provided a complementary perspective to that of some recent Northeastern UMC denominational leadership. His main denominational interests have been in Large Church ministry and Theological Education. Dr. Hill was given the Harry Denman award for Evangelism in 2003. Currently he serves on the Board of the New England Annual Conference United Methodist Foundation, the Board of Visitors of the Learning Project Elementary School (Back Bay, Boston), the Board of Visitors of Harvard Memorial Church, and the Board of Ministry of Harvard College. He is an active member of the Boston Ministers’ Club and the New Haven Theological Discussion Group, and an inactive Rotarian. He loves sports, and played basketball and soccer at the high school and college levels. His wife Jan is a musician and teacher, whose children’s choir sings regularly in Boston, most notably once a year in early May on the steps of Trinity Church, Copley Square. Bob and Jan are joggers, and spend summers on a lake in upstate New York. They have three grown children and six grandchildren.
Prior to joining the partnership, she was the chief medical officer for the Boston Public Health Commission. In this capacity she oversaw the clinical functions of the commission and developed initiatives to address emerging health problems. One of her major responsibilities was the supervision of the Infectious Disease Bureau, which included the HIV/AIDs Services Division. This division was the grantee for the Ryan White Part A dollars that continue to support the collaborative/integrated approach to care for residents of the City of Boston living with HIV. Nine years as a primary HIV care provider and director of women’s health at the Fenway Community Health Center in Boston made transition to this more population-focused work with HIV an exciting challenge.
Norman was also instrumental in the restructuring of the health disparities work to realign the focus on health equity and social justice. Norman completed her internship and residency, including chief residency in internal medicine, at Faulkner Hospital after receiving a BA in biology from Bowdoin College and an MD from Boston University School of Medicine. Norman later received an MPH from Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health and completed a clinical fellowship in community-oriented primary care/preventive medicine at Carney Hospital. She is currently on staff at Boston Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an adjunct assistant professor of medicine at Boston University. Norman is tremendously effective at building coalitions, sustaining relationships, and masterfully exerting influence to effect change.