Agenda


Saturday (LOCATION: NORTHWEST LABS, 52 OXFORD STREET, CAMBRIDGE, MA)

Morning/Afternoon
8:30 AM | Breakfast and Check-In
9:00 AM | Opening Remarks from Conference Co-Directors
9:20 AM | Keynote Speaker: Michael A. Blake, New York State Assembly Member
10:00 AM | Panel: Intergenerational Transfer of Death: How Racism Causes Black Infant Mortality
10:50 AM | Short Break
11:00 AM | Workshop Session: Analyzing Socioeconomic Barriers to Black Maternal Health OR Achieving Health Equity Through the Achievement Gap
11:50 AM | Short Break
12:00 PM | Panel: Maternal Health Among Refugees and Immigrants
1:00 PM | Lunch
2:00 PM | Panel: Dismantling Cultural and Psychological Barriers to Mental Health Treatment: an Intersectional Approach to the Black Identity
2:50 PM | Workshop Session: Beyond the University Gates: Where Cancer Disparities Meet Community Engagement OR Black Women, Beauty and Fitness
3:50 PM | Short Break
4:00 PM | Panel: Behind Bars: Black Health and the Justice System
4:50 PM | Reconvene for Day 1 Closing Remarks

Evening
8:30 PM | Open Mic (LOCATION: LEVERETT LIBRARY THEATER, 28 DEWOLFE STREET, CAMBRIDGE, MA)

Sunday (LOCATION: NORTHWEST LABS, 52 OXFORD STREET, CAMBRIDGE, MA)

8:30 AM | Breakfast and Check In
9:00 AM | Opening Remarks from Conference Co-Directors
9:20 AM | Keynote Speaker: Tammy Boyd, Black Women’s Health Initiative
10:00 AM | Panel: Mistreating Mothers: Expecting and Ignorance
10:50 AM | Short Break
11:00 AM | Panel: Community Conversations: An Innovative Salon-based Model for Building a Health Hub
11:50 AM | Short Break
12:00 PM | Workshop Session: Promoting Healthy Eating in the Lives of Black Children OR Yoga and Meditation
1:00 PM | Lunch
2:00 PM | Panel: Mental Health in College Students
2:50 PM | Workshop Session: De-Stigmatizing Mental Health in the Black Community
3:50 PM | Short Break
4:00 PM | Panel: Black Hospice Care
4:50 PM | Reconvene for Closing Remarks

Evening

6PM | Kuumba Dance Workshop (LOCATION: HARVARD DANCE CENTER, STUDIO 1, 166 GARDEN ST, CAMBRIDGE, MA 02138)

Panel Topics

INTERGENERATIONAL TRANSFER OF DEATH: HOW RACISM CAUSES BLACK INFANT MORTALITY

MATERNAL HEALTH AMONG REFUGEES AND IMMIGRANTS

DISMANTLING CULTURAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL BARRIERS TO MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT

BEHIND BARS: BLACK HEALTH AND THE JUSTICE SYSTEM

MISTREATING MOTHERS: EXPECTING AND IGNORANCE

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: AN INNOVATIVE SALON-BASED MODEL FOR BUILDING A HEALTH HUB

MENTAL HEALTH IN COLLEGE STUDENTS

BLACK HOSPICE CARE

Workshop Topics

ANALYZING SOCIOECONOMIC BARRIERS TO MATERNAL HEALTH

ACHIEVING HEALTH EQUITY THROUGH THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP

BEYOND THE UNIVERSITY GATES: WHERE CANCER DISPARITIES MEET COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

BLACK WOMEN AND BEAUTY AND FITNESS

PROMOTING HEALTHY EATING IN THE LIVES OF BLACK CHILDREN

YOGA AND MEDITATION

DESTIGMATIZING MENTAL HEALTH IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY

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