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2017-18 eVENTS

 

HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOODS, HEALTHY NEIGHBORS: WHAT FRACTURES THE WELL-BEING OF MY COMMUNITY?

October 17, 2017

Marquette University joins the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s On the Table regionwide forum to offer a unique opportunity to engage in meaningful conversation about what we must do – individually and collectively – to improve the quality of life in our community. You are invited to share a meal and discuss challenges affecting the health of our neighborhoods and the opportunities to strengthen the well-being of our communities.

Video from the event.


POVERTY MAKES US SICK: HOW MILWAUKEE IS ADDRESSING AN EPIDEMIC OF TRAUMA

November 8, 2017

Most of us are aware of the terrible post-traumatic stress that afflicts soldiers and civilians in war zones. But here at home, many residents of neighborhoods devastated by deindustrialization and joblessness experience a similarly debilitating “toxic stress.” A panel of medical providers, community stakeholders, and journalists will discuss how Milwaukee is addressing its epidemic of trauma from individual therapies to efforts to strengthen the broader community.

Video from the event.


Dr. Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart:  Historical Trauma and Unresolved Grief Among Native Peoples of North America

November 27, 2017

Dr. Brave Heart (Hunkpapa and Oglala Lakota) is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of Native American and Disparities Research in the Division of Community Behavioral Health at the University of New Mexico Department of Psychiatry, in the School of Medicine at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Dr. Brave Heart introduced the concept of historical trauma and historical unresolved grief for American Indians and by 1992, developed and delivered the first Historical Trauma and Unresolved Grief Intervention in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Historical trauma is the cumulative emotional and psychological wounding across generations, due to the devastating effects of massive collective losses and catastrophic events which began with European contact and colonization.


WHEN YOU RETURN: TRANSLATING YOUR GLOBAL HEALTH EXPERIENCES TO MILWAUKEE

November 30, 2017

The Marquette Forum is co-hosting a workshop at the Medical College of Wisconsin during the seventh annual Global Health Week. The workshop will focus on A Transformation of Global Health Knowledge towards Community Disparities in Southeast Wisconsin. The workshop will explore existing global health educational experiences and define approaches to transform that energy and enthusiasm to address local health disparities.


 

FILM SCREENING: THE BLOOD IS AT THE DOORSTEP

February 18, 2018

A feature-length documentary (SXSW 2017) chronicling a family's fight for justice after Dontre Hamilton was shot 14 times and killed by a Milwaukee Police Officer in 2014. Offering a painful, yet hopeful glimpse inside a movement born out of tragedy. Please join us for a light reception, film viewing and discussion with the Hamilton family and film director, Erik Ljung.


 

HEALTH DISPARITIES AMONG AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND LOW-INCOME CHILDREN

February 20, 2018

A panel of local experts will engage in a discussion on health disparities among African-American and low-income children. Featured panelists include

  • Dr. Earnestine Willis, Kellner Professor in Pediatrics; Vice Chair in the Department of Pediatrics for Diversity and Inclusion; Director of the Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children in the Department of Pediatrics and her secondary appointment is in the Institute of Health & Equity at the Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Dr. Darienne Driver, Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools
  • Dr. Dora Clayton-Jones, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, Marquette University College of Nursing and an adjunct faculty member at the Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Dr. Abiola Keller, Assistant Professor, Marquette University College of Nursing
  • Bridget Clementi, Vice President, Community Health, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Vivian King, Vice President of Community Relations at Aurora Health Care, will serve as panel moderator

Video from the event.


keynote lecture: MAKING MILWAUKEE HEALTHIER FOR ALL: WHAT EACH OF US CAN DO. David R. williams, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University

March 27, 2018

The Marquette Forum is excited to have Dr. David R. Williams as the 2017-18 keynote speaker. Williams is the Florence and Laura Norman Professor of Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Professor of African and African American Studies and Sociology at Harvard University. Dr. Williams is an internationally recognized authority on social influences on health. He served as key scientific advisor to the award-winning PBS film series, Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? and his 2016 TED talk, How Racism Makes Us Sick, has been viewed nearly a million times.

Video from the event.

 



About the Forum

For academic year 2017-18, Marquette University will engage in a year-long series of events focusing on health equity. Building on last year’s theme “Freedom Dreams Now,” this year will explore health disparities, the social determinants of health, and opportunities for achieving greater equity locally and globally. Engaging students, faculty, staff, and the communities making up greater Milwaukee, Forum events will focus on several dimensions of health equity:

  • Children’s health/social determinants of health
  • Mental health: enduring stigmas and challenges
  • Global health: developing Marquette networks
  • Incarceration and health
  • Milwaukee: accessing healthcare

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This site will be updated throughout the academic year as we add events to our schedule.