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The Pervasive Reach of African American Health Disparities

The Pervasive Reach of African American Health Disparities

When:         Fri, March 23, 12pm - 1pm
Where:        Mayo Memorial Building, Minneapolis, MN (map)
DescriptionLocation: Room A110, Mayo Building

"The Pervasive Reach of African American Health Disparities: Research, Workforce, and Community Practice" will feature two speakers presenting on the following topics:

"Viewing Health Disparities From a Broad Perspective and Addressing the Social Determinants of Health" will be presented by Alfred Babington-Johnson, President, Stairstep Foundation.* Mr. Babington-Johnson will describe his life's work to address health disparities among African Americans by building community from the ground up.

"Medical Student Well Being: Where do African American Women Stand in Relation to their White Counterparts" will be presented by Rachel R. Hardeman, MPH; PhD candidate, Health Services Research, Policy and Administration, University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Ms. Hardeman will discuss the importance of her findings for health disparities.

Both speakers will be available for discussion following their presentations. This event is hosted by the Health Disparities Work Group student sub committee and the SPH Student Senate diversity committee. Please contact Tolu Abikoye at for questions. Refreshments will be provided at the event.

* Stairstep Foundation is an organization that is creating a model to bring together African Americans of all income and resource levels in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area to participate in the articulation of community values and in the operation of businesses consistent with those values.

Are We There Yet? Status of Women in MN (Forum)

Please join us this coming Thursday, 7th October, for a discussion on the status of women in MN and UMN-TC.

Are We There Yet? Status of Women in MN (Forum)
3:30 pm., 205 Hubert H. Humphrey Center (
Debra Fitzpatrick, Director of the Center on Women and Public Policy and Michelle Chen, research intern at the Women's Center, will be presenting the Status of Women in MN report and Action Toolkit for women students (work-in-progress) respectively. Discussion will follow.

Best regards,
Michelle Chen
Research Intern
Women's Center
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Anitra Cottledge | Assistant Director
Women�s Center | Office for Equity & Diversity
University of Minnesota
54 Appleby Hall
128 Pleasant St. SE | Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-625-2385 | |

University-Community Partnerships for Social Justice

January 22, 2010
1:00 - 4:00 PM
St. Paul Student Center Theatre - University of Minnesota
Saint Paul Campus - 2017 Buford Ave - St. Paul, MN 55108

This forum, led by two accomplished Latina scholars working at the University of Miami and Georgia State University, will focus on their efforts to use the talents and resources of their institutions to promote the human rights and well-being of underserved ethnic minorities in their communities. They will discuss the social justice foundations of their work and present examples of partnerships with immigrant Latino communities affected by issues of domestic violence, structural poverty and immigration.

Immigrant Children Affirmative Network (ICAN) - Promoting the Well-Being of Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors

- Etiony Aldarondo, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology, University of Miami

Caminar Latino, Inc. - A University-Community Partnership for Social Justice
- Julia L. Perilla, Ph.D., Associate Research Professor, Department of Psychology at Georgia State University

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. For more information and to register, go to

Sponsored by:
Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community
University of Minnesota - School of Social Work
Casa de Esperanza

Please direct additional inquiries to:
Lynne Matthews