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Juneteenth Virtual Cookout - CHET & ODI Celebrates

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This will be a long and arduous task to reach our North Star of eradicating racism, but we can, must, and will get there. We see and appreciate the beginnings of our important journey with the #WhiteCoatsforBlackLives and the #ShutDownSTEM acts of solidarity. But we must and will do more.

I hope you join us and the FSM Office of Diversity and Inclusion in our Juneteenth Celebration and Virtual Cookout on Friday June 19, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Our spectacular T37 Trainees Carmenisha Ward and Danielle Wishart will moderating!

To get in the spirit, we encourage you to order some takeout from one of the Black-owned restaurants listed here, compiled by our amazing T37 Trainee Danielle Wishart!

Read a joint statement about Juneteenth from our Founder/Director Dr. Melissa Simon and our T37 Trainee & ChicagoCHEC Alumna Carmenisha Ward here.

All are welcome to join us.

Date: Friday, June 19th, 2020
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm CT
Location: Webinar hosted on Zoom

Schedule Subject to Change:
-Featured Music
-Introduction and History of Juneteenth
-Featured Choreography
-Featured Poetry
-Featured Short Film
-Featured Artwork
-Action Items
-Closing Statements




*Updated Date* [WEBINAR] CHETchat Spotlight Series featuring Dr. Dinee Simpson

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

CHETchat Spotlight Series featuring Dr. Dinee Simpson

Speakers: Dr. Dinee Simpson
[UPDATED] Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: [Online - WEBINAR]

The CHETchat Spotlight Series highlights the equity work of our invited speakers and fosters a dialogue about ways that attendees can engage in work that promotes health equity.

More details regarding the webinar registration coming soon.

RSVP here!




Current Issues in LGBTQ Health featuring CONNECT Paper Competition Winners

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Please join us for our upcoming Current Issues in LGBTQ Health lecture with CONNECT Paper Competition Winners: Dylan Felt, Sandra Isano, Isabel Sturla.

The talk will be held from 12:00 1:30pm (CT) on Thursday, August 27 in the Stonewall Conference Room at 625 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1400, Chicago IL. Lunch will be provided. The talk will be livestreamed via BlueJeans.

About the speakers:

Dylan Felt, B.A., M.P.H. student, (she/her and they/them) is a Research Project Coordinator with the Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) Research Program at Northwestern University. She earned her BA in Psychology from Brown University, and is currently pursuing her Masters in Public Health at Northwestern University in the evenings. A non-binary transgender woman, their work emphasizes community activism and leadership in public health, and the importance of using research as a political tool to advance health equity among marginalized populations.

Isabel Sturla, B.A., (she/her and they/them) is an M1 at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Born in Argentina to an Argentine father and American mother, she moved to the United States at six years old and grew up in Evanston, her mother s hometown. Isabel graduated from Northwestern University in 2017 with a Bachelor of the Arts, double majoring in Biological Sciences and Psychology with a minor in Spanish. In her free time, she loves to cook, go biking down Chicago s lakeshore path, and play with her beloved cat Pluto.


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