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In commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy, we will explore the role of health in revolution through the lens of the past, present, and future.

Saturday, January 14, 2023
9:00am – 4:00pm
Kellogg Auditorium
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Conferences, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Films, Lectures & Seminars, Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

17th Annual MLK Health Equity Celebration 2023

Location- Dartmouth Campus: Kellogg Building Auditorium 200

To Join Virtually go to: https://dartmouth.zoom.us/j/6033392686 Meeting ID: 603 339 2686

Saturday, January 14

0900                 Continental Breakfast and Welcome


0920                 Movie Screening and Discussion: “After Parkland”

Filmed in the days after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people, this intimate chronicle weaves together interviews, vérité footage, and personal videos into a moving portrait of one community's crusade to turn tragedy into progress.

Discussion Facilitated by: Steve Chapman MD; Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth Health


1100                 Achieving Health Equity Through Advocacy

Presenter: Marie Ramas- President of the New Hampshire Academy of Family Physicians


Noon-               Lunch Provided by Karibbean; Music Provided by DJ Sean


1300                 Doing Health Justice

Health and illness are not randomly distributed. Structures such as race and social class, racism and capitalism, and all of our social, political and economic institutions create and maintain health inequities. How do we eliminate the disproportionate burden of morbidity and mortality in Black communities and among others who are hit hardest by systems of oppression? Centering health justice as a set of measurable actions offers promise.       

Sirry Alang, PhD, Associate Professor, Black Communities and the Social Determinants of Health, University of Pittsburgh School of Education


1400                 Bridging the Gap: Increasing Abortion Access in a Post-Roe America

This discussion will focus on what are abortion funds and why they need to exist, the ways we've scaled up our services in the face of post-Roe America, an overview of the abortion access landscape, as a whole in New Hampshire, and what barriers for access still exist.

Josie Pinto; Founder and Executive Director of the Reproductive Freedom Fund of NH


1500                 Ethics and Disaster Medicine

Dr. Fernando will focus on Ethics in Disaster Medicine. He is currently working in Ukraine and will reference the various global locations he's worked in disasters and how the news and people only seem to focus on the white refugees vs. those of any other ethnicity with the Caucasian being a small segment of the 120 million refugees worldwide.Rajeev Fernando, MD, Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Chiraj Inc.

For More Information Visit: https://geiselmed.dartmouth.edu/dice/mlk/

The 2023 Geisel MLK Celebration is funded by Geisel’s Office of DICE, the Dartmouth College Office for IDE, and Alumni Relations

For more information, contact:
Shawn O'Leary

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.