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    • 25 Feb 2020
    • 2 Jun 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 273 Vermont Route 15, Jericho, Vermont

    Racism in America and Why We Should Care

    https://diovermont.org/2019/12/15/  Sponsored by

    The Vermont Racial Justice Alliance and
    Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

    Hosted by Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
    273 Vermont Route 15, Jericho, Vermont, at 6:30 pm

    Moderated by the Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas, Pastor

    How far have we come as Americans in confronting racism? This is a topic that remains so intimidating and painful that we prefer not to talk about it in public for fear of what we might say or reveal, or how others might see or treat us. In this forum series, we wish to create a safe space where we can speak openly and honestly as people of good intent who seek the best for each other and our nation as we honestly face the racial divisions of our past and present with the hope of reconciliation.

    Each forum is a potluck gathering where we invite you to share a dish along with your thoughts.

    February 4, 2020 Racism and Migrant Justice, Teresa Mares, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Vermont, Recommended Reading: Life on the Other Border: Farmworkers and Food Justice in Vermont by Teresa Mares

    February 25, 2020 The Intersection of Race and Poverty, Mark Hughes, Founder and Executive Director of Justice for All and Coordinator for the Vermont Racial Justice Alliance. Recommended ReadingThe Colors of Poverty: Why Racial and Ethnic Disparities Persist by Ann Chih Lin and David R. Harris

    March 10, 2020 Let’s Talk about Reparations,Sherwood Smith, Director of the Center for Cultural Pluralism at the University of Vermont, Recommended Reading: The Debt by Randall Robinson, H.R. 40, and Vermont State House Bill 478

    April 1, 2020 Civil Right and a Conservative Supreme Court,Alec Ewald, Associate Professor of American Politics and Constitutional Law at the University of Vermont, Recommended Reading: Packing the Court: The Rise of Judicial Power and the Coming Crisis of the Supreme Court by James Macgregor Burns

    May 5, 2020 Being Native American in America, Donald Stevens, Chief of the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation, Recommended Reading: Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices, edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale

    May 19, 2020 People of Chinese Descent in America,Karen Lew Biney-Amissah, former Director of Education at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), New York City, Recommended Reading: The Chinese in America by Iris Chang

    June 2, 2020 Where Do We Go from Here? A Conversation with Young People of Color (panel to be determined) Recommended Reading: Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority by Tim Wise

    • 6 Apr 2020
    • 12 Apr 2020

    Celebrating 25 years of National Public Health Week!

    Daily Themes

    Monday: Mental Health — advocate for and promote emotional well-being

    Tuesday: Maternal and Child Health — ensure the health of mother and babies throughout the lifespan

    Wednesday: Violence Prevention — reduce personal and community violence to improve health

    Thursday: Environmental Health — help protect and maintain a healthy planet

    Friday: Education — advocate for quality education and schools

    Saturday: Healthy Housing — ensure access to affordable and safe housing

    Sunday: Economics — advocate for economic empowerment as the key to a healthy life

    Join us in observing NPHW 2020 and become part of a growing movement to create the healthiest nation in one generation. During the week, we will celebrate the power of prevention, advocate for healthy and fair policies, share strategies for increasing equity and champion the role of a strong public health system.

    Click here for more information!

    • 22 Apr 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online

    Music Therapy Impact on Population Health: RI Experience and Beyond

    April 22nd, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    What is the role for music, and other arts, in addressing population health?

    This part one of a two part webinar series will provide an introduction to music therapy and it's impact on population health. The Hands in Harmony population wheel will be paired with infographics to provide an overview on the impact of evidence based music therapy interventions to address health outcomes as well as how to integrate music/music therapy in population health.

    Register Now!

    Subject Matter Expert
    Nicole O'Malley, Executive Director and Licensed Neurologic Music Therapist founded Hands in Harmony in 2003 after receiving her BM in Music Therapy from Anna Maria College. She completed training in Neurologic Music Therapy in 2007 and her Fellowship in Neurologic Music Therapy in 2016.

    This is a 2-part webinar series. The second webinar will discuss the role of art-based programs in an interdisciplinary program model and opportunities for sustainability. By registering for the first webinar you will automatically be enrolled in the second webinar.

    • 24 Oct 2020
    • 28 Oct 2020
    • San Francisco, CA

    APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo is the largest and most influential annual gathering of public health professionals. Nearly 13,000 attendees join us each year to present, learn and find inspiration. 

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About the association

VtPHA is a membership organization which facilitates collaboration among people who care about public health and are interested in protecting and promoting the health of Vermont residents.

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Burlington, VT 05402-0732

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