Conferences & Actions

SOCIAL MEDICINE COURSE

By Equal Health The course is designed for health profession students of all levels (including those studying medicine, nursing, midwifery, and public health), and links tropical medicine with social medicine teaching. The course will be taught in French. 2016 marked the fourth year of the course. Course Contents I. Beyond Biology: Social and Economic Causation of Disease II. Global Health Interventions: Paradigms of Charity, Humanitarianism, and Structural Change III. Social Justice in Healthcare: Models of Community-based Healthcare IV. Health and Human Rights : the Healthcare Worker as Advocate V. Effective Application of Global Health Experience: Writing, Photography, Research, and Political Engagement Applications are now open for the 2017 course, which will run from July 9-29, 2017 in Haiti’s Central Plateau. Priority deadline to apply is February 13, 2017.  International (non-Haitian) student applications will be considered after Feb 13 on a rolling basis. Please email cfox@equalhealth.org with any questions or concerns.…

Advice for Traveling to Academic Conferences Under Travel Ban

There are two academic conference seasons in the United States where a majority of “international” academic conferences are hosted: mid-fall and late winter/early Spring. This year it can be remembered as: before and after the travel ban affecting nationals from seven majority-Muslim countries was announced. The American Anthropological Association, the Women’s Studies Association and the International Conference on Arabic and Islamic Studies had their conferences in the fall. The American Sociological Association, the Cultural Studies Association and the National Council for Black Studies are upcoming.

Red Warrior Camp Global Solidarity Campaign

The Red Warrior Camp calls on all People from around the world to take action and join the Global Solidarity Campaign. If you live on this land, breathe the air and drink water, this is your fight too. Our Brothers, Sisters and Protectors are putting their bodies and lives on the line everyday on the frontlines in Standing Rock. First and foremost, we call upon ALL protectors to come stand with us on the frontlines. If you cannot be physically present, you can still take escalated action to stop the pipeline and support our struggle. The projected in service date for the Dakota Access Pipeline is January 1st, 2017. With that date quickly approaching, we are calling for two months of sustained waves of action targeting the Army Corp of Engineers, investors, pipeline companies, security firms and elected officials who are behind this project. We need to hold these institutions,…

Race, Class, & Immigration Events

CONFERENCES | ACTIONS | PETITIONS | TRAININGS CONFERENCES NAME 27th Annual International Conference Date: November 1-5, 2017 Location: Salt Lake City, Utah The 27th Annual International Conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) will provide a forum for practitioners, researchers, community activists, and policymakers to engage in dialogue, share research, and offer workable solutions to the issues we face in education. It is vital for everyone to participate in this important work in K-12 schools, universities, communities and every space where learning occurs to ensure that we build a better world where all children can thrive. The NAME 2017 conference, in Salt Lake City provides an opportunity for thought provoking exchange, renewed vision and taking action on issues affecting all aspects of diversity and social inequities experienced by students in their learning contexts. We remain hopeful, inspired, and engaged as we recommit ourselves to the cause of justice…

Social Justice Toolbox Events

Equity Summit 2015 Host: PolicyLink Date: October 27-29, 2015 Location: Los Angeles, CA  Equity Summit 2015 will ground inclusion, justice, and prosperity in the urgent issues of today and connect them to the creativity and bold vision of the equity movement. Advocates from Ferguson to New Orleans, Minneapolis to New York, and all points in between, will be part of interactive panels, tours, and in-depth, skills-building sessions that showcase how local leaders can impact policy change. Equity Summit 2015 will forge powerful partnerships for building an equitable and prosperous nation. 2015 People of Color Conference  Host: National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Date: December 3-5 Location: Tampa, FL Details to be announced.  Welcoming Schools Campaign “Welcoming Schools offers professional development tools, lessons aligned with the Common Core State Standards, and many additional resources for elementary schools on: embracing family diversity, avoiding gender stereotyping and affirming gender, and ending bullying…

Human Rights Events

CONFERENCES | ACTIONS | PETITIONS | TRAININGS CONFERENCES Amnesty International USA Midwest Regional Conference Date: 28 October 2017 Location: University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Join us October 28, 2017, as we stand shoulder to shoulder in the great city of Milwaukee to make a lasting human rights impact. The Midwestern Regional Conference brings together hundreds of Amnesty members and other human rights activists from around the country. With our Grassroots Host Committee and Regional Office as co-hosts, together we will continue our tradition of engaging in networking opportunities, inspiring plenaries, and hands-on skill-building workshops, as well as shaping the policies of the organization. Women’s Human Rights Film Series Date: Jan-March 2018 Location: St. Paul, Minnesota In partnership with The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, The Advocates presents a Women’s Human Rights Film Series. Documentaries on a wide range of women’s rights issues are screened, followed by discussion hosted by…

Science & Social Justice Events

CONFERENCES 22nd International AIDS conference Date: 22nd-28th July 2018 Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands The International AIDS Society (IAS) announced that Amsterdam, Netherlands will host the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018). AIDS 2018 will be held on 22-28 July 2018 at the Amsterdam RAI and is expected to bring together some 18,000 participants from around the world.

Genders & Sexualities Events

CONFERENCE | ACTIONS | PETITIONS | TRAININGS | RESOURCES CONFERENCES Gender Odyssey Conference Date: August 24-27, 2017 Location: Seattle, USA Gender Odyssey is an international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender diverse people, their loved ones, and professionals who serve them. Packed with thought-provoking workshops, professional training opportunities, discussion groups, networking, and social events, this one-of-a-kind annual gathering attracts people from all over the world for an uplifting weekend of skill sharing and community. 2017 Philadelphia Trans Health Conference Date: September 7-9, 2017 Location: Philadelphia, PA While the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference is a program of the Mazzoni Center, which provides staff and logistical support for the event, the Conference is a community-led effort. Workshops are reviewed and selected by working groups made up of community members focused on different areas, like sexuality, aging, faith, and self-care. The mission of the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference…

Global Health Events

CONFERENCES | ACTIONS | PETITIONS | TRAININGS CONFERENCES 3rd Annual Social Medicine Consortium Conference:  Sharing Strategies for Health Equity Dates:  Saturday, April 28, 2018 Location:  Navaho Nation, Churchrock, NM We will explore concepts of collective liberation, learn about local and global models of care developed to address health inequities, build relationships foundational to our movement, and launch a Campaign Against Racism. 22nd International AIDS conference Date: 22nd-28th July 2018 Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands The International AIDS Society (IAS) announced that Amsterdam, Netherlands will host the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018). AIDS 2018 will be held on 22-28 July 2018 at the Amsterdam RAI and is expected to bring together some 18,000 participants from around the world. ACTIONS PETITIONS Discrimination Free Zone Campaign “We aim to end discrimination against any individuals or groups of people based on race, color, gender, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, or disability through the creation of Discrimination Free…

Art, Music, & Pop Culture Events

CONFERENCES | WEBINARS | TRAININGS CONFERENCES 2017 Creative Time Summit: Of Homelands and Revolutions Date: September 28-30, 2017 Location: Toronto, Canada Of Homelands and Revolution explores the concept of ‘home’ in its intimate and immense dimensions: we consider urgent struggles for sovereign homelands, the violent borders that produce exile, displacement, and refugeeism, and the threats of virulent nationalism(s). At the same time we keep in sight ‘home’s’ relation to the heart, and the everyday and extraordinary realms of domestic life and hospitality. Our consideration of ‘revolution,’ the Summit’s second thematic axis, takes as its point of departure the Centennial of the Russian Revolution. While certainly the legacy of this historic moment can be contested, the Bolshevik Revolution was a remarkable event that, in the words of Trotsky, one of its principal architects, allowed for the “direct interference of the masses in historic events.” 100 years later we look back at…

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