The Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute invites you to a conversation about “Hopkins in Baltimore.” Through stimulating speakers and panel discussions hosted by Johns Hopkins schools, this series invites you to consider some of the critical issues facing Baltimore today, their history, and opportunities for Johns Hopkins and the Baltimore community to address them together.
Feb. 29, 2016
What's Education Got to Do With It? Freddie Gray, Race and the Baltimore Uprising
The forum began with a short talk addressing the connections between the educational system and the Baltimore Uprising, followed by three panelists responding to the ideas expressed in the talk. This provided the starting point for a broader discussion of the role that the School of Education can play in addressing the conditions that led to the Uprising.
Feb. 16, 2016
Addressing Intimate Partner Violence: Local Considerations and Global Lessons
This interactive forum was led by researchers from the SON faculty and presented challenges and solutions for addressing intimate partner violence. In particular, this panel discussion focused on Baltimore and highlighted the role of social determinants of health in moderating health outcomes of intimate partner violence.
Dec. 16, 2015
The Importance of the Margins: The multifaceted HIV Risk Environment for Sex Workers
Susan Sherman, a Johns Hopkins professor in the Departments of Epidemiology, discussed her work in the structural determinants of HIV risk, in particular the work environment of female sex workers and others in the sex industry. Her research for the last eight years has focused on The Block, a short stretch of East Baltimore Street where drugs and disease dominate many women’s lives.
Dec. 7, 2015
The School-to-Prison Pipeline
Creating a climate of empathy in our schools, homes and police departments requires “a different kind of national moral imagination,” said actress, playwright and activist Anna Deavere Smith at Johns Hopkins on Dec. 7. Smith moderated a panel discussion on ending “The School-to-Prison Pipeline” in Baltimore.
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