Decolonizing Global Health Conference

Event date 8 Feb '19 08:30 am - 08:00 pm
Event location Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health • 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, 02115, MA, United States
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***THIS CONFERENCE IS OPEN TO ANYONE INTERESTED***

Decolonizing Global Health 2019 is a student-organized conference taking place on February 8th, 2019. The conference emerged out of frustrations with how "global health” is usually taught in depoliticized, un-critical and ahistorical ways, and a desire to bring together students interested in international health who are at odds with the institutional frameworks they find themselves in.

We want to ask reflexive and difficult questions. What does it mean to engage in this field without acknowledging and tackling the history of colonial plunder? What does it mean to not acknowledge the role of global capitalism in generating the unequal conditions that manifest as health and disease? How can we as practitioners of ‘global health’ - a debatable term that either needs redefining or abandonment - learn, know, teach and do based on the kind of society we want to see, not the one that we currently have?

The mission of our conference is to convene students, practitioners, researchers, and community members to engage with the impact of colonialism and neo-colonialism on the manifestation of health in bodies and communities, working towards a vision of global health that is anti-colonial and non-exploitative in nature.

*** More details here: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/decolonization-of-public-health-so/ ***

*** Live streaming information will be posted closer to the date ***

Our Supporters

This conference would not be possible without the help of our supporters and sponsors who have provided both financial and in-kind assistance.

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Office of Student Affairs

Takemi Program in International Health

Harvard University Employees Credit Union

Harvard Graduate School of Education Office of Student Affairs

Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) at Harvard University

Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

Harvard-MIT COOP

Harvard University Center for African Studies

Harvard Medical School Department of Global Health and Social Medicine

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5 months agoAdd to Calender 2019-02-08 13:30:00 2019-02-08 13:30:00 Decolonizing Global Health Conference ***THIS CONFERENCE IS OPEN TO ANYONE INTERESTED*** Decolonizing Global Health 2019 is a student-organized conference taking place on February 8th, 2019. The conference emerged out of frustrations with how "global health” is usually taught in depoliticized, un-critical and ahistorical ways, and a desire to bring together students interested in international health who are at odds with the institutional frameworks they find themselves in. We want to ask reflexive and difficult questions. What does it mean to engage in this field without acknowledging and tackling the history of colonial plunder? What does it mean to not acknowledge the role of global capitalism in generating the unequal conditions that manifest as health and disease? How can we as practitioners of ‘global health’ - a debatable term that either needs redefining or abandonment - learn, know, teach and do based on the kind of society we want to see, not the one that we currently have? The mission of our conference is to convene students, practitioners, researchers, and community members to engage with the impact of colonialism and neo-colonialism on the manifestation of health in bodies and communities, working towards a vision of global health that is anti-colonial and non-exploitative in nature. *** More details here: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/decolonization-of-public-health-so/ *** *** Live streaming information will be posted closer to the date *** Our Supporters This conference would not be possible without the help of our supporters and sponsors who have provided both financial and in-kind assistance. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Office of Student Affairs Takemi Program in International Health Harvard University Employees Credit Union Harvard Graduate School of Education Office of Student Affairs Weatherhead Center for International Affairs The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) at Harvard University Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Harvard-MIT COOP Harvard University Center for African Studies Harvard Medical School Department of Global Health and Social Medicine https://www.eventbrite.com/e/decolonizing-global-health-conference-harv…   Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health America/New_York public Economic Justice Health Care Racial Justice #publichealth #DecolonizeEverything #decolonize