UNC Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill—in collaboration with numerous institutional partners—will host the 21st National Health Equity Research Webcast on June 2, 2015 from 1:30-4:30 pm. This live-audience webcast, hosted on UNC’s campus, in the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Auditorium of the School of Social Work, is an annual interactive, live-streamed symposium that explores the intersection of health, policy, and diversity through panel discussions with experts in their field followed by a question-and-answer segment. The webcast is an interdisciplinary and community effort with representatives from multiple campus departments and partner institutions formed to help build knowledge on health disparities and its impact on our local and global communities.
The topic for this year’s webcast is “Advancing a Community-Based Model for Violence Prevention” and will feature three twenty-minute presentations by panelists engaged in groundbreaking work around community-led action: Pamela Jumper Thurman, affiliate research professor, Ethnic Studies Department and National Center for Community Readiness at Colorado State University; Frank Perez, national program director for Cure Violence, and Leon T Andrews Jr, director for Race, Equity And Leadership (REAL) at the National League of Cities. The panel will be moderated by Nia Wilson, executive director of SpiritHouse in Durham. The panel presentations will be followed by a Q&A session with questions from both the studio and remote audiences.
The panelists will address violence in communities as a public health issue by detailing health implications of trauma. They will provide examples of evidence–based practices from their organizations that are empowering communities, schools, and local organizations to prevent violence and will discuss strategies to mobilize stakeholders by affirming strengths and encouraging culturally competent problem-solving. Their talks will provide multiple perspectives on working with marginalized populations to create safe and inclusive communities.
Both the in-studio audience participation and the live video streaming are free, but registration is required to participate. Follow the latest updates and learn more through Facebook (facebook.com/NHERW), Twitter (twitter.com/NHERWCarolina) or the website (go.unc.edu/nherw). The webcast will be archived through the website for those unable to attend or stream the live event.