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Friday, March 8, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
2236 SPH Friedgen Lounge

The School of Public Health's Public Health Action for Civic Engagement (PHACE) organization will be holding a Student Leadership & Advocacy Workshop titled Public Health Action Across Disciplines.

The workshop is cosponsored by PHACE, the Karabelle Pizzigati Initiative in Advocacy for Children, Youth and Families, and Everytown for Gun Safety. 

Register for the event here.

Event Schedule

1:00 – 1:30pm: Welcome & What to Expect Today

1:00 – 1:15pm
PHACE: Public Health Action Through Civic Engagement
Jordan Kerr, President, PHACE

1:15 – 1:30pm
Civic Engagement: Leadership and Advocacy through a Public Health Lens
Boris Lushniak, Dean, University of Maryland School of Public Health

1:30 – 2:00pm: Moving from Passion to Action

1:30 – 1:35pm
Acting on Your Passion
Erica Puentes ’17, B.A. Government & Politics

1:35 – 1:50pm
Tool: From Science to Advocacy in 3 Steps
Jordan Kerr

1:50 – 2:00pm
Reflection & Discussion

2:00 – 2:10pm: Room Transition/Break  

2:15 – 4:10pm: Concurrent Sessions (Two, Hour-Long Sessions)

2:15 – 3:10pm
Session 1: Grassroots Engagement – What Does Advocacy Look Like?
Tanushri Shankar, Everytown for Gun Safety, Program Associate: Events, Operations, and Special Projects
Ashwani Jain ’12, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development former Deputy White House Liaison, Office of Secretary Julian Castro & at-large candidate for the Montgomery County Council, Maryland

3:10 – 4:05pm
Session 2: Communicating a Public Health Message
Dr. Cynthia Baur, Endowed Professor and Director, Horowitz Center for Health Literacy
Dr. Devlon Jackson, Study Coordinator, Maryland Center for Health Equity

4:05 – 4:10pm: Room Transition

4:15 – 4:55pm: Keynote
Delegate Eric Luedtke, Montgomery County District 14

4:55 – 5:00pm: Wrap Up & Call to Civic Engagement
Boris Lushniak & Jordan Kerr

Event Type: 
Community Events, Student Events