October 14 Commemoration

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

11:45 Bard Hall Lounge, 50 Haven Plaza
Reflections, readings and special performances by local groups Sing Harlem and Dance Project of Washington Heights will perform.

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.

Neighborhood Conversations

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.

1:30   Energy Health and Justice
Peggy Shepard, Co-Founder and Executive Director of WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Diana Hernandez, PhD, Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences

Moderated by Sonal Jessel, Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, WE ACT

2:30   Mass Incarceration
Jarrell E. Daniels
, Program Manager, Justice Ambassadors Youth Council, Center For Justice at Columbia University
Patrick Wilson, Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences

Grand Rounds on the Future of Public Health: An Ecology of Inequality

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

Harriet Washington
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.