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Apr 19, 2017

GlobeMed After Graduation

by Kaleigh Post, former Development Associate at GlobeMed Global Headquarters

The 2017 GlobeMed Summit ‘Leading Bravely: Finding Strength in Diversity’ was particularly monumental for alumni with the GlobeMed Alumni Association (GAA) offering sessions specifically for alumni and seniors for the very first time.

The GlobeMed network includes over 4,000 alumni, with roughly 500 students graduating each year. Alumni have gone on to do incredible things, […]

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Apr 5, 2017

Highlights from the 2017 GlobeMed Summit

The 11th annual GlobeMed Summit Leading Bravely: Finding Strength in Diversity took place on March 30 – April 1, 2017 in Chicago, IL.

Here are some of the weekend’s highlights:

Keynote: Art as a Catalyst for Change (Watch now) & Story Slam

We kicked off the Summit with a performance by RAPtivist Aisha Fukushima. Aisha is the founder of RAPtivism, and used her […]

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Apr 4, 2017

2017 GlobeMed Summit Senior Speeches

by Bella Chavez, graduating senior at Indiana University

Wow! Just wow! What a journey it’s been. I joined GlobeMed my freshman year, have attended now three Summits, and one Leadership Institute and GlobeMed continues to surprise me with how much new and rewarding information they share at each event. The people I meet at these events never cease to amaze me with their remarkable stories. This […]

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Apr 1, 2017

2017 GlobeMed Summit Closing Dinner Speech by Alyssa Smaldino

LET US MARCH. LET US MARCH. LET US MARCH. LET US MARCH.

“White folks, your love will not trump hate! Your resistance will trump hate!” Silence.

I turn and stare at the biggest, whitest policeman, and I scream: LET US MARCH. He smirks and laughs me. Everyone else joins the second time, he stops laughing, we get louder the third time, we try charging the escalator the fourth time. […]

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Mar 29, 2017

2017 Summit Student Spotlight: Our Health Problems are the World’s Problem

Photo caption: Director of Partnerships Shengxiao Yu takes a selfie with Berky shortly after his arrival for the #GlobeMedSummit in Chicago, IL!

Last year’s Summit, ‘A Celebration of Community’ brought together students, alumni, grassroots partners, and peer organizations to reconnect, celebrate GlobeMed’s ten-year anniversary, and envision GlobeMed’s next ten years. Among those reflections was a distinct desire to look outward, expand our horizons, and […]

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Mar 28, 2017

Say ‘Hello’ to the 2017 Summit Social Media Corps!

It’s that time of year again! We’re proud to present this year’s Summit Social Media Corps!

This year, we’re bringing together some new and old faces to document the 11th Annual GlobeMed Summit ‘Leading Bravely: Finding Strength in Diversity’. These delegates will function as the eyes and ears at the event, covering all of the weekend’s activities from passionate conversations among students to insightful commentary from Summit speakers. […]

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Mar 24, 2017

Reflecting on the 2017 GROW Institute

by Shengxiao Yu, Director of Partnerships, Asia and the Americas, GlobeMed

One of the key aspects of GlobeMed’s unique partnership model is the opportunity for students to participate in Grassroots On-Site Work (GROW) internships.

Every year, each GlobeMed chapter assembles a team of three to five individuals who travel to their partner organization and community. While on site, students work as interns with their […]

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Mar 15, 2017

2017 Summit Speaker Spotlight: Why Mothers and Children Should Live Bravely in Their First 1,000 Days

by Roger Thurow, Chicago Council for Global Affairs

For a non-fiction storyteller, diversity can be a powerful ally. 

In my three books exploring hunger in the 21st Century – the REAL Hunger Games Trilogy! – I’ve found that a multitude of voices, from different backgrounds and locations, makes for a richer narrative.

The narrative of my newest book, The First 1,000 Days: […]

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Mar 3, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: 2017 GlobeMed Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jan Schakowsky, Luis Gilberto Murillo and other renowned global health leaders visit Chicago’s Magnificent Mile

Chicago, IL. – March 3, 2017

GlobeMed, a non-profit advancing global health in Africa, Asia and the Americas, is hosting its eleventh annual Summit from March 30 to April 1. Every year, the GlobeMed Summit serves as a platform for collective learning and collaboration between 300 students, […]

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Mar 1, 2017

2017 Summit Speaker Spotlight: We Are The Leaders We’ve Been Looking For

By Aisha Fukushima, founder of RAPtivism

lead·er ˈlēdər/Submit

noun

noun: leader; plural noun: leader

1. the person who leads or commands a group, organization, or country.

 

Often times our definitions of leadership focus on titles that denote powerful positions of influence. As such many of us are socialized to believe that leaders are people such as established CEOs, class presidents, politicians or […]

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