FRACTURED: Health AND Equity – Local/Global
keynote lecture: David R. williams,
T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University
March 27, 2018
The Marquette Forum is excited to have Dr. David R. Williams as the 2017-18 keynote speaker. Williams is the Florence and Laura Norman Professor of Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Professor of African and African American Studies and Sociology at Harvard University.
Dr. Williams is an internationally recognized authority on social influences on health. He served as
key scientific advisor to the award-winning PBS film series, Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? and his 2016 TED talk, How Racism Makes Us Sick, has been viewed nearly a million times. More information and registration coming soon.
October 17, 2017
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.
November 8, 2017
Most of us are aware of the terrible post-traumatic stress that afflicts soldiers and civilians in war zones. But here at home, many residents of neighborhoods devastated by deindustrialization and joblessness experience a similarly debilitating “toxic stress.” A panel of medical providers, community stakeholders, and journalists will discuss how Milwaukee is addressing its epidemic of trauma from individual therapies to efforts to strengthen the broader community.
Dr. Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart: Historical Trauma and Unresolved Grief Among Native Peoples of North America
November 27, 2017
Dr. Brave Heart (Hunkpapa and Oglala Lakota) is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of Native American and Disparities Research in the Division of Community Behavioral Health at the University of New Mexico Department of Psychiatry, in the School of Medicine at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Dr. Brave Heart introduced the concept of historical trauma and historical unresolved grief for American Indians and by 1992, developed and delivered the first Historical Trauma and Unresolved Grief Intervention in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Historical trauma is the cumulative emotional and psychological wounding across generations, due to the devastating effects of massive collective losses and catastrophic events which began with European contact and colonization.
WHEN YOU RETURN: TRANSLATING YOUR GLOBAL HEALTH EXPERIENCES TO MILWAUKEE
November 30, 2017
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.