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April 18, 2024

Truth and Resistance Narratives: Student Chomp & Chat with Dr. Trinidad Jackson

11 am - 1 pm
Dr. Trinidad Jackson, Speaker and Facilitator Photo
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Location: Gold Conference Room, 2242H SPH

Students are invited to join a students only conversation with Dr. Trinidad Jackson. Dr. Jackson will discuss a rapidly evolving project entitled, "The People's Testimony: Truth and Resistance Narratives" and students will engage in a critical consciousness discussion on how this community driven approach to capturing lived experiences and documenting history is vital to ensuring full and accurate recording of history and can be disseminated for public record and to advocate for civic health and health equity at local, state, national and global levels. 

Be sure to register in advance. We are expecting to keep registration numbers to no more than 25 students in order to ensure all participants have an opportunity to engage. 


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Dr. Trinidad Jackson is hails from St. Louis, MO, and currently resides in Louisville, KY. A proud HBCU undergraduate alum, Dr. Jackson attended Kentucky State University focusing on psychology and biology. He went on to obtain master degrees in clinical psychology (Morehead State) and public health (University of Louisville). As a mental health professional, he provided therapy to community members from the most marginalized neighborhoods in Louisville. He put his public health training to use in Nashville, Tennessee as he managed CDC-funded chronic disease prevention policy projects with community members and organizations, created health equity initiatives with Metro Nashville Public Health Department executive leadership, and co-led fatherhood initiatives supported by the Administration for Children and Families. Dr. Jackson has also led participatory teaching, research, and policy change initiatives across multiple communities in Ghana, West Africa.

In November 2014, the fight for collective liberation summoned Dr. Jackson’s mind, body, and spirit back to St. Louis as a disruptor and social movement scientist during the Ferguson Uprising. Upon returning to Louisville in 2015, he led community-based participatory research that explored power, oppression, and the need for critical consciousness and action through lenses of justice, safety, hope, and racial equity; the orientation to structural violence within these research initiatives led Dr. Jackson and his colleagues to secure designation as a CDC Center of Excellence for violence prevention, which centered social justice youth development. His work has been disseminated at local, national, and international levels through academic publications, presentations, and art mediums. He is currently the Assistant Dean for Culture and Liberation and an Assistant Professor in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Louisville; he also holds a joint appointment as a Senior Advisor within Kentucky’s State Government. Dr. Jackson has been awarded with university, local, state, and federal-level citations for his dedication to community, research, service, and leadership.

This National Minority Health Month event is developed and organized by Kashobi O'Bua, DEIAB and Happiness & Wellness Intern and BCH 24' undergraduate student at the University of Maryland School of Public Health.