Wednesday, January 20, 2010

BPSHN Wednesday January 20, 2010

*Event: Understanding Haiti (General Body Meeting)

Date: January 22, 2010

Time: 6:30PM

Location: Ross Hall Room 101

Come and join The Black Public Health Student Network in our effort to aid the Haitian residents after the earthquake last Tuesday.

Non-GW affiliates please RSVP at by 4PM on January 21, 2010.

Contact: If you have any question, comments, concerns, please contact Omotunde Sowole at

Event: Minority Health Conference

Date: February 26, 2010

Time: 10:30AM-4PM

Location: Media and Public Affairs Building Room 310

805 21st NW Washington, DC 20052

On February 26, 2010 we will host our first Minority Health Conference, which will be a satellite conference to the 31st Annual Minority Health Conference hosted by the Minority Student Caucus at The University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Contact: If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or would like to volunteer for the event please contact Katrina Byrd at

Event: Activism and Leadership Workshop

Date: January 23, 2010

Time: 11AM-2PM

Location: George Washington University Hospital

900 23rd St. NW, Washington, DC 20037

Workshop Objectives

· Increase activism of public health workers, students, and the public

· Build solidarity among community-based organizations

· Organize for housing as HIV prevention and care

If you plan on attending please take the time the read “Social Service or Social Change” by Paul Kivel at


Contact: If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or to RSVP please contact Karyn Pomerantz at or (202) 994-3623

Event: Free Screening of “Sex in an Epidemic”

Date: January 25, 2010

Time: 11:30AM-1:30PM

Location: North Hall of Eastern Market on Capitol Hill: 225 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Brownbag lunch and free film screening of Sex in An Epidemic, a 2009 documentary film about the history of “safer sex” in the US. This groundbreaking film places the history of safer sex education on a trajectory with current HIV prevention while exploring the personal, political and structural challenges that have continually hampered the best efforts of HIV educators and community groups to curb HIV infection rates in the US. Filmmaker Jean Carlomusto and Waheedah Shabazz and Toni Young -- both in the documentary itself -- will attend the screening and lead a Q&A immediately following the film.

Contact: If you have any questions, comments, concerns, please contact Jeremy Ogusky at or 248 219 8779.

F.Y.I.- New Black Owned Hair Company

Tea and Honey Blends is a new hair care company started by two African American women Ph.Ds who are also committed to encouraging young women to pursue careers in science. Please give their website a look over (

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