This year marks the 50th anniversary of a series of events that happened in 1968 that sparked social change both on a national and local level, such as the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, the protests at the Democratic National Convention, the riots in Baltimore, the Poor People’s Campaign, and the anti-war movement.
Join us to hear from local and national leaders as they reflect on activism and social justice from 1968 to 2018. It is our hope that from this event we will be able to build stronger partnerships and collaborations to improve the health and well-being of Baltimore communities.
Participants include the former lieutenant governor of Maryland and the late Robert F. Kennedy’s daughter Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Senator Barbara Mikulski (Ret.), Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, former Baltimore Black Panther leaders Eddie Conway and Ericka Huggins, environmental activist Destiny Watford and more!
One panel will look at Women’s Role in Social and Political Activism: When Katrina Bell McDonald, associate professor of Sociology and co-director of the Center for Africana Studies, was a student in college she interviewed Black Panther leader Ericka Huggins as part of a class assignment. They will reunite at the Symposium to recreate that moment.
Social Determinants of Health Symposium
Women’s Role in Social and Political Activism
Monday, April 30, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
720 Rutland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21205
Speaker bios are available here.
The event is open to the public. Registration is required. There is a registration fee of $15.
To register, click HERE.