The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Gillings School of Global Public Health (link)
Your guide to minority health-related activities at UNC-CH
Revolutionary Healing and Rebuilding: Learning from Today, Transforming Tomorrow
Thursday, February 24, 2022 online
The conference theme, Revolutionary Healing and Rebuilding, recognizes that the first step in transforming systems and structures is to acknowledge past and present traumas of systemic racism. As we learn from today to transform tomorrow, we must recognize the pressing need to take lessons from our current situation and act now to build a better, more equitable future.
Donald Warne, 24th Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture
Co-chairs for the 43rd Annual Minority Health Conference:
Body and Soul: The Past, Present, and Future of Health Activism
Thursday-Friday, February 25-26, 2021
Body and Soul encompasses a holistic view of health, empowers people to find their voice in the activism space, and encourages people to use their gifts and skills to advocate for and create change for those in the margins.
Wizdom Powell, 23rd Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture
Co-chairs for the 42nd Annual Minority Health Conference:
41st Annual Minority Health Conference
Truth to Power: Exercising Political Voice to Achieve Health Equity
Friday, February 28, 2020
Conference website: http://minorityhealth.web.unc.edu/conference41/
Truth to Power recognizes a critical need for a more just and truthful world to improve our society. Historically, the courageous voices of people with less access to power have fueled movement-making and actions to disrupt resistive power structures. This year’s conference will focus on the tools and approaches we need to uplift marginalized voices, embolden effective leadership, and create policy that is community-driven and grounded in equity.
LaTosha Brown, 22nd Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture
The 22nd Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture will be presented live in the Grumman Auditorium of the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, at the opening of the full-day conference. The Lecture will be recorded and broadcast several hours later, in an interactive webcast during which you can submit questions to LaTosha Brown via email and social media (moderator: Laura Dugom, MPH Candidate at the Gillings School of Global Public Health enrolled in the Leadership in Practice concentration). The 90-minute webcast will begin at 2:00pm ET (11:00am PT, 12:00 MT, 1:00pm CT). Register to view the interactive webcast. (See below for recordings from earlier conferences)
Co-chairs for the 41st Annual Minority Health Conference:
40th Annual Minority Health Conference
(40th MHC tribute to Bill Jenkins)
Advocacy for Change: Celebrating Past Successes and Planning for the Future
Friday, February 22, 2019
This year's theme, Advocacy for Change: Celebrating Past Successes and Planning for the Future, celebrates how advocacy efforts are instrumental in advancing the health of minorities and people of color. The theme honors activist history and provides a forum through which communities can engage with advocacy efforts moving forward. Public health is the connecting thread in these movements for social change. We make an impact by showing that well-being is indicative of social determinants related to gender, race and ethnicity, wealth and class.
21st Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture: Linda Sarsour
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
This year's theme, Reclaiming the Narrative, is based on the recognition that the world is organized by the stories we tell. Stories have the power to influence the way we view ourselves and others and have the power to shape our actions. Given this sometimes unacknowledged influence, we must ask who are the storytellers, and who benefits from these narratives. The answers to these questions can offer an understanding of how we as public health professionals can progress and push public health agendas forward in a meaningful way. This year's theme challenges us to end the perpetuation of damaging rhetoric against marginalized communities. It highlights how resilient communities have fought to speak truth to power and refused to have their voices silenced and how public health practitioners can join such efforts. By reclaiming the narrative, communities and public health practitioners can reconcile the past and present and take agency in the future to promote health for all people.
Monica Raye Simpson, 20th Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture
Registration closed early because the conference was full! But you can view the recording of Monica Raye Simpson's William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture from the webcast or the full opening session (with welcomes and audience Q-and-A). Vann Newkirk's keynote lecture was recorded. (Mr. Newkirk also headlined the Conference on Race, Class, Gender and Ethnicity at the School of Law the following day.)
Co-chairs for the 39th Annual Minority Health Conference:
Pre-conference kick-off event: An Evening with Byron Hurt
Presented February 24, 2017
Recordings available online:Opening session of the 38th Annual Minority Health Conference including welcomes and remarks by Minority Health Conference co-chairs, Minority Student Caucus co-presidents, Chancellor Carol Folt, Dean Barbara Rimer, Interim Chief Diversity Officer Rumay Alexander, and the 19th Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture by Chandra Ford
Webcast of the 19th Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture by Chandra Ford
6th Annual Victor J. Schoenbach Keynote Lecture by Robert Fullilove
Closing Keynote Lecture by Amy Locklear Hertel (slides)
The workshop by Randolph Carter on Meditation as a Form of Empowerment is available as an audio file (begins with a minute of silence) plus slides.
The breakout session Why Place Matters: The Power of the Built Environment in Public Health (speakers Christina Chauvenet, MSc, MSPH, Charla J. Hodges, MPH, MCRP, and Tim Schwantes, MPH, MSW) is available as a video recording by the 38th MHC Communications Committee: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4
Past keynote lectures from the Annual Minority Health Conference (archived webcasts) (all past webcasts)
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