Event Calendar

Jan
18
Mon
Events Remembering & Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on MLK Day
Jan 18 all-day

Monday, January 18, 2021 (MLK Day), 11:00-12:30PM

Community and Economic Development Office (CEDO) ’s Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Panel and Community Discussion on Reparations:
Join us Monday, January 18, 2021, 11:00 am- 12:30pm to learn more about Reparations and Reconciliation.

Monday, January 18, 2021 (MLK Day), 11:00-12:00PM

Dartmouth College: 15th Annual Geisel MLK Health Equity Celebration

More than ever: “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” – Dr. Martin Luther King

Presenter:  Agnes Binagwaho, MD, M(Ped), PhD – Rwandan Pediatrician; Vice Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity; Senior Advisor to the Director General of the WHO; US National Academy of Medicine member; fellow of the African Academy of Sciences

COVID-19 did not create the inequalities and the social, structural violence that prevents individuals from practicing their rights to health but has rather significantly exacerbated them. Similarly, COVID-19 did not create preconditions but has killed hundreds of thousands of people based on these preconditions. While the elderly are the most vulnerable, we cannot forget the increased vulnerability and the damages faced by minorities due to preexisting socioeconmic injustices, as well as the bad leadership that is responsible for all of this. If we are to bring an end to injustice in healthcare for this crisis and prepare for any future global health threat, we need governance structures centered on wellness and inclusiveness.

2021 Geisel Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Monday, January 18, 2021 (MLK Day), 12:15-1:15PM

Dartmouth College: 15th Annual Geisel MLK Health Equity Celebration

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Mobilizing for Health Equity

Presenter:  Uché Blackstock, MD – Founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity

In this talk, Dr. Uché Blackstock, founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity, will touch upon topics ranging from the historical aspects of racism in the American medical system to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on racial health disparities to motivate that audience to mobilize for health equity.

Dr. Blackstock is a thought leader and sought-after speaker on bias and racism in health care. She is the Founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity, which partners with healthcare organizations to eradicate racial health inequities, through keynote talks, trainings and consulting services. In 2019, Dr. Blackstock was recognized by Forbes magazine as one of “10 Diversity and Inclusion Trailblazers You Need to Get Familiar With”. In 2020, she was one of thirty-one inaugural leaders awarded an unrestricted grant for her advocacy work from the Black Voices for Black Justice Fund.

2021 Geisel Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Monday, January 18, 2021 (MLK Day), 1:30-2:30PM

Dartmouth College: 15th Annual Geisel MLK Health Equity Celebration

Healing Systemic Inequities One Relationship at a Time –

Rabbi Susan Harris – Chaplain, Boston Children’s Hospital

Systemic inequities surely need to be addressed in many ways and on many levels. However, at the core of any approach are our own micro-ethical decisions.  In the words of Arthur Frank, we face “a sequence of choices…Who will I realize myself to be in response to the other?”

As hospital chaplain, Rabbi Susan Harris has worked to make Boston Children’s Hospital more sensitive to the needs of LGBTQ patients and families. Harris graduated from Brandeis in 1978 and was ordained by Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion in 1984. n 2001, Harris became a chaplain at Boston Children’s Hospital, where she works with patients, serves on the Ethics Advisory Committee, and educates staff on the treatment of LGBTQ patients and families.

2021 Geisel Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Monday, January 18, 2021 (MLK Day), 12:00-1:00PM

It has been more than 57 years since Martin Luther King, Jr was arrested for the crime of organizing peaceful protests against segregation in Birmingham, Alabama. In the modern context of the Black Lives Matter movement, the “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” he wrote then is every bit as relevant today.

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. day, Dr. Keith Tookey reviews the letters both within the context of 1963, and welcomes discussion of how Dr. King’s ideas continue to apply today. There is no prerequisite, but if you wish to read the letter for yourself, it can be found online. [Event link].

Monday, January 18, 2021 (MLK Day), 4:00-6:00PM

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Celebration – hosted by the Madame Walker Legacy Center and Indiana University, this virtual celebration features the legendary political activist, Angela Davis, and the co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Alicia Garza as they lead a conversation on the “then and now” of social justice, equality, and inclusion. The event is free but registration is required. [Event link]

Monday, January 18, 2021 (MLK Day), 5:30-6:45PM

University of Vermont’s 2021 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Virtual Keynote Lecture, featuring Dr. Leon McDougle:
The University of Vermont Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Larner College of Medicine are excited to announce UVM’s annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. This year’s keynote speaker is Leon McDougle, MD, MPH, 121st President of the National Medical Association.
Please join the UVM community for his keynote presentation, “Slave Health Deficit: The Journey to Health Parity,” to be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 from 5:30-6:45 pm on Microsoft Teams.
Tickets are free and required. Learn more: https://vbsr.org/…/uvms-2021-rev-dr-martin-luther-king…/

Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 5:30-6:45PM

Slave Health Deficit: The Journey to Health Parity – hosted by the University of Vermont, this virtual lecture features keynote speaker Leon McDougle, MD, MPH. Dr. McDougle is the President of the National Medical Association and Professor of Family Medicine and Chief Diversity Officer at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. The event is free but registration is required. [Event link].

In addition to scheduled events, the list of available resources on the Canvas course includes Martin Luther King, Jr. speeches that can be streamed from YouTube.

 

Jan
20
Wed
Vermont Vermont Economic Conference (Series)
Jan 20 all-day

The Vermont Chamber’s 2021 conference will be held virtually through interactive seminars on Wednesday mornings from January 13 – February 17.

What a COVID Vaccine Will Mean for Vermont Businesses
January 13, 2021

(Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine/Commissioner Michael Pieciak)
2021 Economic Outlook: Light at the End of the Tunnel
January 20, 2021

(Leslie Preston, TD Senior Economist)
Financial Outlook and Pensions Post-COVID
January 27, 2021

(State Treasurer Beth Pearce)
Funding Vermont Through the Crisis; February 3, 2021

(Secretary Susanne Young, Commissioner Adam Greshin, Commissioner Craig Bolio)
A Changed Vermont Workforce
February 10, 2021

(Mathew Barewicz, Director of Economic and Labor Market Information)
The COVID Opportunity: Keeping Your Business Relevant
February 17, 2021

(Dr. Benjamin Ola. Akande, Economist and President of Champlain College)
Jan
27
Wed
Vermont Vermont Economic Conference (Series)
Jan 27 all-day

The Vermont Chamber’s 2021 conference will be held virtually through interactive seminars on Wednesday mornings from January 13 – February 17.

What a COVID Vaccine Will Mean for Vermont Businesses
January 13, 2021

(Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine/Commissioner Michael Pieciak)
2021 Economic Outlook: Light at the End of the Tunnel
January 20, 2021

(Leslie Preston, TD Senior Economist)
Financial Outlook and Pensions Post-COVID
January 27, 2021

(State Treasurer Beth Pearce)
Funding Vermont Through the Crisis; February 3, 2021

(Secretary Susanne Young, Commissioner Adam Greshin, Commissioner Craig Bolio)
A Changed Vermont Workforce
February 10, 2021

(Mathew Barewicz, Director of Economic and Labor Market Information)
The COVID Opportunity: Keeping Your Business Relevant
February 17, 2021

(Dr. Benjamin Ola. Akande, Economist and President of Champlain College)
Feb
3
Wed
Vermont Vermont Economic Conference (Series)
Feb 3 all-day

The Vermont Chamber’s 2021 conference will be held virtually through interactive seminars on Wednesday mornings from January 13 – February 17.

What a COVID Vaccine Will Mean for Vermont Businesses
January 13, 2021

(Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine/Commissioner Michael Pieciak)
2021 Economic Outlook: Light at the End of the Tunnel
January 20, 2021

(Leslie Preston, TD Senior Economist)
Financial Outlook and Pensions Post-COVID
January 27, 2021

(State Treasurer Beth Pearce)
Funding Vermont Through the Crisis; February 3, 2021

(Secretary Susanne Young, Commissioner Adam Greshin, Commissioner Craig Bolio)
A Changed Vermont Workforce
February 10, 2021

(Mathew Barewicz, Director of Economic and Labor Market Information)
The COVID Opportunity: Keeping Your Business Relevant
February 17, 2021

(Dr. Benjamin Ola. Akande, Economist and President of Champlain College)
Feb
10
Wed
Vermont Vermont Economic Conference (Series)
Feb 10 all-day

The Vermont Chamber’s 2021 conference will be held virtually through interactive seminars on Wednesday mornings from January 13 – February 17.

What a COVID Vaccine Will Mean for Vermont Businesses
January 13, 2021

(Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine/Commissioner Michael Pieciak)
2021 Economic Outlook: Light at the End of the Tunnel
January 20, 2021

(Leslie Preston, TD Senior Economist)
Financial Outlook and Pensions Post-COVID
January 27, 2021

(State Treasurer Beth Pearce)
Funding Vermont Through the Crisis; February 3, 2021

(Secretary Susanne Young, Commissioner Adam Greshin, Commissioner Craig Bolio)
A Changed Vermont Workforce
February 10, 2021

(Mathew Barewicz, Director of Economic and Labor Market Information)
The COVID Opportunity: Keeping Your Business Relevant
February 17, 2021

(Dr. Benjamin Ola. Akande, Economist and President of Champlain College)
Feb
17
Wed
Vermont Vermont Economic Conference (Series)
Feb 17 all-day

The Vermont Chamber’s 2021 conference will be held virtually through interactive seminars on Wednesday mornings from January 13 – February 17.

What a COVID Vaccine Will Mean for Vermont Businesses
January 13, 2021

(Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine/Commissioner Michael Pieciak)
2021 Economic Outlook: Light at the End of the Tunnel
January 20, 2021

(Leslie Preston, TD Senior Economist)
Financial Outlook and Pensions Post-COVID
January 27, 2021

(State Treasurer Beth Pearce)
Funding Vermont Through the Crisis; February 3, 2021

(Secretary Susanne Young, Commissioner Adam Greshin, Commissioner Craig Bolio)
A Changed Vermont Workforce
February 10, 2021

(Mathew Barewicz, Director of Economic and Labor Market Information)
The COVID Opportunity: Keeping Your Business Relevant
February 17, 2021

(Dr. Benjamin Ola. Akande, Economist and President of Champlain College)