Events Archive

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 10:30pm to Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 7:00am

 

The racial demographics of the U.S. are dramatically changing. This brings unique challenges and oppportunties. To sustain a vibrant region it is critical that all people have the opportunity to achieve their full potential and unleash maximum creativity and productivity. Research shows that a key factor preventing us from achieving true equity is unintentional bias; unconscious attitudes and stereotypes that shape our understanding of ourselves and others. The Diversity Alliance Summit on Race & Inclusion examines the effects of racial disparities and strategies for their elimination at a day-long confierence involving hundreds of participants from across the state of Michigan. This year, they are bringing 10 nationally and internationally recognized leaders to share the latest research on unintentional bias.  Joint Center Vice President and Director, Dr. Brian Smedley, will be a presenter on a panel entitled, "The Role of White Partners in the Racial Equity Movement." 

Host: The Diversity Alliance

Location: 277 College Ave., Holland, MI 49423

Date and Time: 8:00 AM- 4:30 PMWednesday, May 21, 2014

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 8:30am to 10:00am

                                   

 

Please join the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies (Joint Center) and the American Public Health Association (APHA) as we celebrate Men’s Health Month and the launch of a new partnership: Building Pathways to Wellbeing and Life Opportunities for Boys and Men of ColorTogether, APHA and the Joint Center will partner to prioritize and address key determinants of health and life opportunities for boys and men of color (BMOC).

 

 Date:   June 2, 2014

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where:  Joint Center for Political & Economic Studies

805 Fifteenth Street, N.W., Second Floor, Washington, DC

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 Welcome, Introductions and Remarks:

  • Brian Smedley, Ph.D., Vice President & Director, Health Policy Institute, Joint Center & Political and Economic Studies;
  • Invited: Georges BenjaminM.D., Executive Director, American Public Health Association
  • Jermane BondPh.D., Research Scientist, Health Policy Institute, Joint Center for Political & Economic Studies

 

Research shows that African American and other racial/ethnic minority males have increased risk for morbidity across the lifespan and experience diminished life expectancy relative to other race/ethnicity-gender groups.  BMOC are less likely than women to utilize preventative health services, have health insurance, or a regular doctor or source of care.  Join the launch of this important partnership on June 2 to help improve opportunities for good health for BMOC.

Monday, June 2, 2014 - 11:00pm to Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 1:30am

Ladders of Opportunity: Making the American Dream a Reality for Boys and Young Men of Color

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
(Light refreshments served at 8:30 a.m.)

 

National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW, Thirteenth Floor
Washington, DC 20045

Please join the American Institutes for Research, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies andCollege Bound for a panel discussion about the Obama Administration’s initiative, My Brother’s Keeper.

Welcome and Opening Remarks:
The Honorable Ronald V. Dellums
Former Member of Congress
Moderator:
Andrew Ujifusa, State Policy and Politics Reporter, Education Week
Panelists:
Brian D. Smedley, Vice President and Director
Health Policy Institute, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
Darren Woodruff, Principal Researcher
Education Program, American Institutes for Research
Kenneth Ward, Executive Director
College Bound
President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative currently is bringing together leading foundations and organizations to design and develop “ladders of opportunity” for boys and young men of color.   Panelists will identify problems and suggest clear recommendations for pressing issues affecting today’s young men of color.

Please click on the link to register for this event.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-the-american-dream-a-reality-for-boys-and-young-men-of-color-registration-11546545027?ref=ebtnebtckt

Monday, June 9, 2014 - 11:00pm to Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 12:30am

 Please join the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, the American Public Health Association and the Men’s Health Network for a Men’s Health Roundtable:  Prioritizing Prevention, Planning and Health Promotion: Pathways to Improve the Health and Wellbeing of Boys and Men of Color a discussion on the nation’s progress toward meeting national objectives on the health and wellbeing of boys and men of color (BMOC).

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 3:30am to 4:30am

 Please join the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, the American Public Health Association and the Men’s Health Network for a Men’s Health Twitter Chat:  I am My Brother’s Keeper: Strategies for Prioritizing the Health and Wellbeing of Boys and Men of Color a live discussion on the importance of prioritizing health as a key determinant for life opportunities in the White House My Brother’s Keeper initiative.

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