Diversity Events


Fri 3/16

2 - 3 pm
The L.E.A.D. Reading Group invites you to join fellow School of Public Health faculty, staff, students, and post-docsfor monthly School-wide conversations around topics related to diversity and inclusion. This month's topic: Ableism. As always, snacks and refreshments will be provided.  Room 375.

Mon 3/19

5 - 6 pm
Unrest on the Medical Campuses ... and Beyond: The World of Urban Health Care Activism 
with Merlin Chowkwanyun (Mailman School of Public Heath at Columbia). His work is on the history of public health and health policy, racial inequality, and social movements. Room 170, Alpert Medical School, 222 Richmond St.

Tues 3/20

5:30 - 8 pm
How do politics and power dynamics impact recovery in the wake of disasters like Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Maria? Who gets resources and who gets left out of efforts to bounce back? How can we work together to build healthy, equitable communities that are resilient to extreme weather and a changing climate? Join the Rhode Island Department of Health for From Puerto Rico to Rhode Island: Raising Voices for Climate Justice featuring guest speaker Elizabeth Yeampierre – an internationally recognized Puerto Rican attorney and climate justice leader. URI Feinstein Providence Campus, Paff Auditorium, 80 Washington Street, Providence.

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Expert Roundtable: Innovative Leaders in Health Equity Science 
When: Thursday, April 12, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Where: Brown University School of Public Health, Room 375

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  • Dr. Gilbert Gee, Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Dr. Alana LeBron, Assistant Professor, Departments of Public Health and Chicano/Latino Studies, University of California, Irvine
  • Dr. Jasjit Ahluwalia, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Professor of Medicine, Brown University School of Public Health 



In honor of Black History Month, the School of Public Health and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America present a talk in the Building Health Equity in an Unequal World lecture series. The Flint Water Crisis: A Journey for Justice featured Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the pediatrician and public health advocate whose research exposed the Flint Water Crisis. 3/1/2018 WATCH THE VIDEO

Building Health Equity in an Unequal World: Sherman A. James Sherman A. James, Susan B. King Professor Emeritus of Public Policy, Professor Emeritus in the Sanford School of Public Policy, Core Member of the Center for Biobehavioral Health Disparities Research, Duke University. 11/16/2017 watch the video

"If, When, and How to Be an active Bystander" Ruthy Kohorn Rosenberg, Brown University Ombudsperson 9/14/2017  view the powerpoint, Bystander Intervention Strategies, ABC News "What Would You Do?"

Strategies and Approaches to Supporting Undocumented and DACA Students Kevin Escudero, PhD and David Liendo Uriona 5/16/2017

Understanding and Navigating White Privilege Lynn Hernandez, PhD and Marc Peters, PhD 5/2/2017

Overcoming Barriers to Cultural Responsiveness Rick Pinderhughes, PhD 4/19/2017

Inaugural Black History Month Lecture Dr. Mindy Fullilove for "<3/5th's: Assessing the Costs of 400 Years of Inequality" 3/6/2017  watch the video

Private Sector Perspectives with David Casey of CVS 5/6/2016

LGBTQ Rights and Religious Freedom Laws: An Open Forum Discussion 5/3/2016

What Is Racial Bias and What Are its Implications for Public Health? A Brown Community Forum 2/25/2016