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Health Equity Symposium will provide information about current health issues in Madison area

Posted: 11/18/19

The Wisconsin Union Social Justice Hub, the Student Pre-Health Committee, and the Center for Pre-Health Advising will co-host the Health Equity Symposium at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Dec. 5. The goal of the symposium is to educate undergraduates about current health issues in the Madison area, what is currently being done, and how students can get involved both now and in their future careers.

The symposium will consist of a keynote address by Quinton Cotton, a current doctorate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who is working with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health to enhance its diversity efforts. Four breakout sessions will follow the keynote address, and each will be held twice. 

The Health Equity Symposium will take place Dec. 5 from 5-8 p.m. and be based in the George L. Mosse Humanities Building in room 1121. Breakout sessions will occur in other Humanities Building classrooms.

Event organizers encourage all students interested in health and social justice issues to attend this free event. Those who are interested are invited to fill out this interest form.

Established in 2019, the Wisconsin Union Social Justice Hub (SJH) provides purposeful, out-of-classroom education for students seeking resources and skill-building opportunities related to social justice. SJH creates opportunities for skill development in teamwork, creative problem-solving, communication, leadership and being an effective member of society.

The non-partisan Social Justice Hub is funded by Wisconsin Union operating revenue and private donations. No taxpayer dollars are used in the Hub’s operations, staffing or programming.

The Student Pre-Health Committee is made up of student leaders from health-related student organizations that work with the UW Center for Pre-Health Advising (CPHA) to connect and strengthen student relationships in their organizations, cultivate awareness of CPHA resources, plan and promote campus events that raise awareness about health inequities and to provide UW pre-health students with professional development opportunities.

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