Diversity and Inclusion

Seminar Series and First Person

We aspire to create a culture of inclusion where all members of our community feel valued and respected. To that end we aim to create safe spaces for conversations that highlight diversity and inclusion issues in our research, teaching, and practice. The Diversity and Inclusion Seminar Series is part of this effort.
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2017–2018 Diversity and Inclusion Seminars

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 | 4:30–6 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

SPH READS

Evicted: Poverty, Housing Insecurity, and the Changing Urban Landscape
Sheila A. Dillon, Chief of Housing and Director of Neighborhood Development, City of Boston; and more

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | 4:30–6 p.m. | Bakst Auditorium
Impostor Syndrome: Why Capable People Suffer and How to Thrive in Spite of It
Valerie Young, Author and Speaker

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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SEMINAR

Disagreeing on Difficult Issues: White Privilege
Renée Graham, Associate Editor and Columnist, The Boston Globe

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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SEMINAR SERIES

Disagreeing on Difficult Issues: Sexual Harassment
Kenneth Elmore, Associate Provost and Dean of Students, Boston University and Caryl Rivers, Professor, Journalism, Boston University College of Communication

SPH ReadsTuesday, October 17, 2017 | 4:30 to 6 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION SPH READS

All Souls: A Family Story from Southie
Michael Patrick MacDonald

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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SPH READS

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
A Conversation with the Family of Henrietta Lacks

Documentary Screening of The Abominable CrimeWednesday, January 25, 2017 | 6–8 p.m. | Crosstown 305

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION FIRST PERSON

Documentary Screening of The Abominable Crime
This event is co-sponsored by the Sex, Sexuality, and Gender Certificate.

Past Diversity and Inclusion Seminars

homepage-DISS3-DisparityWednesday, October 5, 2016 | 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | 670 Albany Street, Auditorium

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SEMINAR SERIES

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health and Health Care: Historical and Contemporary Issues
W. Michael Byrd, Director, Institute for Optimizing Health and Health Care Inc.; Health Policy Researcher; Linda A. Clayton, Co-Director, Institute for Optimizing Health and Health Care Inc.

homepage-DISS-First-Person-1September 30, 2016 | 2–4 p.m. | L110

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION FIRST PERSON

First Person with Reverend Gilbert Caldwell, STH ’58
Dr. Caldwell is the producer and subject of the film, From Selma to Stonewall which explores the relationship between the Civil Rights and LGBTQ movements.

homepage-DISS2-ThinkingFastTuesday, September 20, 2016 | noon–1 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SEMINAR SERIES

Thinking Fast Makes Changing Slow: Human Thought Processes Interfere with Achieving Diversity
Lydia Villa-Komaroff, Board Member, Cytonome/ST, LLC; Board Member, American Type Culture Collection (ATCC); Board Member, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC)

homepage-DISS-DetroitFriday, April 22, 2016 | 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | L112

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SEMINAR SERIES

People, Policy, and Public Health: Reflections from Detroit
Abdul El-Sayed, Executive Director & Health Officer, Detroit Health Department, City of Detroit