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Social Justice Solutions with Dr. Joycelyn Elders: A Conversation on Race and Health

We invite you to join us for our fourth annual Social Justice Solutions, A Community Activist Series. This year, we welcome Dr. Joycelyn Elders, the first African American Surgeon General of the United States for A Conversation on Race and Health, a discussion relevant for our community, our nation, our world, and our time. Dr. Elders, a fearless champion of social justice in healthcare, and longtime advocate for the poor and powerless will deliver a keynote followed by a moderated Q&A on The Role of Racism on Healthcare Outcomes.

About Dr. Joycelyn Elders: An American physician and public health official who served (1993–94) as U.S. surgeon general, she was the first Black and the second woman to hold that post. Elders was the first of eight children in a family of sharecroppers. At age 15 she entered Philander Smith College, a historically black liberal arts college in Little Rock, Arkansas, on a scholarship from the United Methodist Church. That year she saw a doctor for the first time in her life and subsequently determined to become a physician herself. In 1952 she graduated from college after only three years. READ more

About Social Justice Solutions: The University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work hosts this annual forum for the community to engage in conversation and explore action-oriented strategies to affect social change. This year, we’re excited to partner with the Humana Integrated Health Systems Sciences Institute for this important conversation. Our goal is to inspire informed community activism as a powerful tool to achieve social, racial, economic, and political justice. 

DATE: Thursday, November 14, 2019
TIME: 6:00 – 7:30PM
LOCATION: University of Houston - Student Center Theatre

RSVP: Reserve your seat today!

PARKING: Welcome Center Garage

We hope you can join us!