In recognition of this anniversary, the School is organizing a number of talks and events that will take place throughout the day to educate and engage our community.
Below is an initial list of planned events. Please check back here in the coming weeks for more information as our agenda and speakers are finalized.
Opening Ceremony & Reception
Remarks will be made by Behike Atenua Gypsie RunningCloud, Principle Healer for the Community of Higuayagua, who will provide a Native American Blessing, and Dr. Sherrill Wilson, author of New York City’s African Slave Owners: A Social and Material Culture History, who will discuss the African Burial Grounds.
1:30-3:30 8th Floor Auditorium, Allan Rosenfield Building
Join faculty and community leaders to discuss public health issues that have significantly impacted our Washington Heights neighbors.
Moderated by Sonal Jessel, Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, WE ACT
4:00-5:30 VEC 201, 104 Haven Avenue
Raygine DiAquoi, EdD (moderator)
Assistant Dean of Diversity, Culture, and Inclusion
Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Chandra Ford, PhD, MPH, MLIS
Director of the Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice & Health
University of California, Los Angeles
Author of Medical Apartheid
Collective Recovery Room
11:00-4:00 10th Floor Student Lounge, Allan Rosenfield Building
In addition, throughout the day, the Mailman School will designate a space where people can gather their thoughts and through materials in the room, leave reflections or commitments for action.