This 2015 Summit will challenge students to confront the unjust systems that place greater value on certain lives over others.
2015 GlobeMed Summit
Partnering for Systemic Change
March 26 – 28, 2015 | Evanston, IL
This year’s Summit, Facing Injustice: Partnering for Systemic Change, will challenge students to confront the unjust systems that place greater value on certain lives over others. Students will engage with the issues of race and social justice, understand how to advocate for systemic change and will learn that every person, no matter what their major, profession or career path happens to be, has a role to play in achieving an equitable world.
We will be joined by Dr. Joia Mukherjee for our Saturday afternoon keynote. Since 2000, Dr. Mukherjee has served as the Chief Medical Officer of Partners In Health, a prominent global health organization. In this capacity, she is involved in programmatic and clinical work to provide high quality, comprehensive health care and reduce health disparities by developing public sector, community based programs with local colleagues.
“There will be no equity without solidarity. There will be no justice without a social movement.” – Joia Mukherjee
The 2015 GlobeMed Summit will also feature six members of Ungano Tena, a GlobeMed Partner in Kenya that improves health education through performance, and two panels focusing on systemic change.
Friday’s Panel, Race: The Power of Illusion, features Dr. Badi Foster of Northwestern University, Dr. Kai Green of The Sexualities Project at Northwestern, Dominique Hazzard of Black Youth Project 100, Ismael Reyna Jr. of Chicago State University, and Sufyan Sohel of CAIR -Chicago. Saturday’s Panel, On the Frontlines of Social Change, features prominent advocates Amee Amin of Article 25, Gerald Guevarra of Mujeres Latinas en Accion, and Lisa Marchal of RESULTS. Each of these conversations will investigate systems of injustice and what kind of leaders our students need to be in order to rebuild a more just and equitable world.