Black Alumni Reunion │ September 2018

A special event exploring inclusivity, impact, and social change at Brown and beyond   
September 21 - 23, 2018

Fifty years after the Black Student Walkout of 1968—a landmark event in the history of American higher education—Black and Latinx alumni are invited back to campus for a three-day event celebrating student activism then and now, looking at current issues of diversity and inclusion, and imagining solutions for the future.  Reunion Homepage

Three days of community, collaboration, and boundary-pushing conversations

Get familiar with all that’s planned for this year’s Black Alumni Reunion on the first weekend of fall in beautiful Providence. Book your hotel room and register now!

Public Health Event: Open to All                                                                                                                
Innovators in Achieving Black Health Equity: Building Environments that Produce Optimal Health for All
Friday Sept 21, 1 – 3 pm

Sayles Hall
81 Waterman St. Providence

What new approaches do we need to achieve Black health equity? Hear from leading health innovators—all Brown graduates—who will share their strategies to close the unequal health outcomes gap through research, policy, advocacy, and practice. Panelists will engage in an interactive discussion with younger alumni peers about career strategies that can help drive health equity for all.

Moderators: Joseph Diaz, MPH’09 MD’96, Associate Dean for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Caroline Kuo, DPhil, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Brown University School of Public Health; Surrenthia Parker, MD ’84, Orthopedic Surgeon, Inman Page Black Alumni Council Representative; Morayo Akande, ’16, MPH’17, Project Coordinator, Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University School of Public Health

Panelists: Nicole E. Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH’11, F’09, Director Rhode Island Department of Health; Griffin P. Rodgers ’76, MMSc’79, MD’79, MBA, Director of the National Institute of D​iabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; Cedric Bright, ’85, MD, FACP, Assistant Dean for Inclusive Excellence, Admissions and Special Programs, and Associate Professor, University of North Carolina

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