Please join us for Geisel’s 15th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Equity Celebration. This year’s event will be held virtually Jan. 16-18.
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This year’s Geisel MLK celebration will focus on bringing a social justice and equity lens to addiction, fostering awareness of harm reduction and health promotion, offering hope to those struggling with addiction and engaging with community efforts to envision paths toward healing.
Geisel’s 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will be held January 18 – 19 in the Class of ’78 Life Sciences Center’s Oopik Auditorium. This year’s theme is “Honoring a Survivor’s Narrative: Our Role In Empowering Victims Of Sexual Violence” and will feature a screening of the documentary “I Am Evidence” and keynote speaker Alicia Ely Yamin, JD, MPH, Senior Scholar in Residence, Global Health Education and Learning Incubator, Harvard University and Adjunct Lecturer on Global Health and Population, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. For more information and a full schedule of events visit https://geiselmed.dartmouth.edu/dice/mlk/.
Shawn O’Leary, director of the Office for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement at Geisel, has received the Holly Fell Sateia Award, one of four Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Awards given this year as part of the Dartmouth community’s month-long celebration honoring the life and legacy of the civil rights leader.
The 2017 Geisel MLK Celebration will kick-off on Friday, Jan. 13 with the presentation of the documentary America Divided – “Something in the Water.”
The 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at the Geisel School of Medicine will explore current limitations barring universal access to healthcare, and the underlying problems in order to contemplate opportunities for meaningful progress.