The Vanderbilt Center for Medicine, Health and Society will present “The Politics of Health in the U.S. South” March 17-18, 2016.
Speakers at the conference will include:
- Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC host and professor at Wake Forest University
- Jesmyn Ward, novelist, winner of the National Book Award for Fiction and professor at Tulane University
- Kenneth Robinson, physician and pastor of St. Andrew AME Church in Memphis, Tennessee
- Bryant Simon, professor of history at Temple University
Panels at the conference will include:
- The Politics of Health in the South, 2 p.m. March 17, Light Hall, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
- The Poetics of the South, 10 a.m. March 18, Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center
- Health Activism in the South, 11:30 a.m. March 18, Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center
- Intersectionality in the South, 2 p.m. March 18, Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center
A student networking breakfast, poster session and many more events will be featured.
Learn more about travel and lodging details for the conference.
For more information, visit the Center for Medicine, Health and Society website.
Contact: Jonathan Metzl