Office of Economic Engagement partners with Beyond MU and IWL to host ‘Community Engagement Conversations: Part 2’ on March 4; event will focus on health equity

The Office of Economic Engagement will partner with the Alumni Association through their lifelong learning platform, Beyond MU, and the Institute of Women’s Leadership for the second of two “Community Engagement Conversations” focusing on issues of racial equity, the social determinants of health and COVID-19.

This event is titled “Pursuing Justice in Public Health and Equity through Community Engagement” and will take place on Thursday, March 4, at 8:30 a.m. (CST).

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Prior to a panel discussion, the virtual event will begin with special remarks from Peggy Troy, Nurs ’74, president and chief executive officer of Children’s Wisconsin and member of the Marquette University Board of Trustees, and Reggie Newson, vice president and chief advocacy officer, representing lead sponsor Ascension Wisconsin. Their remarks will be followed by the Community Engaged Awards presentation, and an Ignatian Examen providing attendees with a moment of prayerful reflection in anticipation of the events of the day. Shortly after 9a.m., the panel presentation will begin.

The panel will be moderated by Dr. Dora Clayton-Jones, Grad ’99, Grad ’14, assistant professor in the College of Nursing.

Panelists include:

  • Agnes Berzsenyi, president and CEO, Women’s Health & X-Ray, GE Healthcare
  • Daniel Guzman King, council member for the Oneida Nation
  • Mary Jessen, director of community benefit, Ascension Wisconsin

Panelists will consider the broad and significant impacts that the pandemic has created, as well as exposed, across their various sectors. Attendees will learn about various approaches these panelists are taking to respond to the public health crisis while advancing equity and justice through their efforts in community engagement. Whether addressing public health policies and procedures or leveraging more intentional and strategic programs to elevate opportunities through partnership, panelists will discuss the critical role that community engagement must play in current and future efforts to advance justice in public health and equity.

The event will engage faculty, staff, students, community and corporate partners from across the city and beyond.

Ascension Wisconsin is the lead sponsor.

Space is limited; registration is required for this virtual event.

Visit the Office of Economic Engagement website for more information including the schedule and panelists bios.

For questions or special needs, contact University Special Events at (414) 288-7431.