For academic year 2017-18, the Marquette Forum 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
Fall semester events:
Monday, Oct. 2 and Monday, Oct. 9: Film screening: Bending the Arc
Part of the 2017 Milwaukee Film Festival, Bending the Arc, by directors Kief Davidson and Pedro Kos, focuses on three remarkable young people, barely out of their teens—Jim Yong Kim, Paul Farmer, Ophelia Dahl— who came together in a squatter settlement in Haiti. Determined to provide the same world-class level of medical care they would expect for their own families to the Haitians that soon became their friends, they faced obstacles so enormous they weren’t even considered surmountable by the rest of the world. What’s happening in Haiti is happening in Milwaukee. More information on how to get tickets to a screening, or more about the film.
Tuesday, Oct. 17: Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Neighbors: What Fractures The Well-Being Of My Community?
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. Registration coming soon.
Monday, Nov. 27: Health Equity and Native Communities: Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart
Dr. Brave Heart is an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of New Mexico and Director of Native American and disparities research at the Center for Rural and Community Behavioral Health. More information coming soon.
Thursday, Nov. 30: When You Return: Translating Your Global Health Experiences to Milwaukee
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.
Stay tuned to the Marquette Forum website for up-to-date information and events.