Events

Black Nonsense (Or, Black Radical Utterances in the Idiom of Madness ✚

Black Nonsense (Or, Black Radical Utterances in the Idiom of Madness Join us for our second event in our “Mental Health in a Time of Pandemic” series. Professor Bruce’s talk begins with a meditation on “mad” black captives in the novels and short stories of Richard Wright, Gayl Jones, and Ntozake Shange. While confined in…

Collaborative Public Health Research and Practice: A Less Complicated Solution to Mitigating Environmentally Driven Health Disparities ★✚

Zoom

Collaborative Public Health Research and Practice: A Less Complicated Solution to Mitigating Environmentally Driven Health Disparities Friday, February 18, 2022 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Zoom with Beverly Xaviera Watkins, PhD Social epidemiologist and community-engaged research practitioner RSVP Beverly Xaviera Watkins, MA, PhD, is a social epidemiologist and community-engaged research practitioner with a 26-year track…

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium: Fighting Cancer In the Black Community ♥✚

Emerald Bay A, UCI Student Center

Black History Month 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium Come join and celebrate Black History Month as we engage in conversations about Black Health and Wellness and activism in the 21st Century. Fighting Cancer In the Black Community Event Date: February 23, 2022 Location: Student Center Emerald Bay A Reception Time: 5:30pm-6:00pm Event Time:…

Making History: The Evolution of Cancer Health Equity through Transdisciplinary Science ★✚

Zoom

Making History: The Evolution of Cancer Health Equity through Transdisciplinary Science Chanita Hughes-Halbert, PhD February 25, 2022, 3:00 – 4:00 PM Join us for an inaugural Black History month lecture presented by the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Hughes-Halbert serves as the Associate Director for Cancer Equity at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.…

Community based research as a movement strategy to eliminate environmental health disparities ✚

Zoom

Community based research as a movement strategy to eliminate environmental health disparities Speaker: Bhavna Shamasunder, Associate Professor Urban & Environmental Policy and Public Health Program, Occidental College Summary: What can a 10-year long successful struggle to curb oil drilling in Los Angeles and a study of chemical exposures from beauty products used by women of…

The Maternal Negligence Trailer Screening ♥ ✚

Claire Trevor School of the Arts 4002 Mesa Road Irvine, CA 92617

Spreading Awareness about Black Maternal and Infant Health Inequities About this event In honor of Black Maternal Health Week, C.A.A.R.E Productions presents Maternal Negligence, a beautifully written screenplay by junior journalism major, Autumn Martin, that creates awareness of the systemic and large-scale issues that Black women face in health settings due to implicit bias and…

PSAC Town Hall ♥ ✚

Doheny CD, UCI Student Center

PSAC Town Hall Tuesday, May 10, 2022 | 3 - 5 p.m. Student Center, Doheny ABCD UCI Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) is hosting a town hall to provide an update and gather input from community members regarding campus safety. Agenda: Public Safety Community Update Systemwide UC Community Safety Plan UCI Community Safety Survey Update…

Healing in the Face of Extremism ♥ ✚

Zoom

Healing in the Face of Extremism The regularly scheduled Black Thriving module on Change the Culture through Personal, Professional, and Institutional Accountability is open as a forum for reflecting, healing and supporting one another amid the shootings experienced Saturday (May 14) and Sunday (May 15) while planning a way forward in fellowship. WHAT:: Healing in…

If They Build It They Will Come: Engaging African Americans in Research and Health Education ♥✚

Zoom

Dr. Karen D. Lincoln is a social worker and sociologist with expertise in societal and social determinants of health and well-being among Black Americans. As a social scientist, she focuses on the social, psychosocial, and public health factors related to mental health disparities. Currently, she is an Associate Professor in the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of…

Crossing Pride with LGBTQI+ Refugees: Storytelling and Healing ♥

The White Room, Cross Cultural Center

Details 10:00am-11:30am - Embodied / Digital Storytelling and Healing (The White Room at the Cross-Cultural Center) Led by: Dario Valles (Chicano/Latino Studies, CSULB, activist and filmmaker) and Anna Winget (UCHRI Scholar, activist, and theatre artist) Introduction to the tools and methods of healing through embodied practices and their intersection with digital media. Explore how these…