The Adler School’s Institute on Social Exclusion (ISE) has a busy series of events and presentations coming up, beginning this week with Executive Director Lynn Todman’s panel presentation at the first-ever National Health Impact Assessment Meeting in Washington D.C.
Here is the schedule:
April 3-4: Inaugural National Health Impact Assessment Meeting, Washington, D.C.
Lynn Todman, Ph.D., Executive Director of the ISE, will participate in a panel discussion titled “HIA 101: Selecting an Appropriate HIA Project.” The session will focus on the ”screening” step of the heatlh impact assesment (HIA) process and how selecting an appropriate project related to the overall HIA process. Facilitators will review HIA project screening criteria and examples of projects that have been successfully screened.
Dr. Todman will also present a poster to showcase the ISE’s pioneering Mental Health Impact Asssessment (MHIA) project: “Mental Health Impact Assessment – Methods, Challenges, Lessons Learned, and Future Directions.”
April 13: Englewood Town Hall Meeting on “Arrest records: How do they affect you or someone you know?”
The ISE will host a community forum at Teamwork Englewood in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood from 2 to 4 p.m., with speakers from the ISE, Teamwork Englewood, Safer Foundation, and the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law.
April 20: Keynote presentation for “The State of the Cancer Union Minority Report”
Dr. Todman will provide the keynote address, addressing urban mental health, for this program at the Lurie Cancer Center at Northwestern University from 8 to 11:30 a.m. The audience will be a collaboration of doctors from the cancer centers at University of Chicago, University of Illinois-Chicago, and Northwestern who are working to address gaps in service for minority women.
May 9: The Holocaust and the Marginalization of Collective Memories
ISE, in collaboration with Northwestern University, will host “The Holocaust and the Marginalization of Collective Memories,” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Adler School Chicago Campus. Guest speaker Danny M. Cohen, Ph.D., of the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University, and the Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission, will facilitate a workshop examining the factors that likely contribute to how we have come to remember – and misremember – Holocaust history. Cohen will discuss how “un-silencing” and “re-remembering” histories of victimhood may affect collective empowerment and resistance in the face of ongoing social exclusion. For more information and to RSVP, email ISE@adler.edu.
May 21: ISE and the Adler School LGBTQ Mental Health and Inclusion Center co-host “Why Do I Have to Choose? Examining the Intersection of Religion and Sexual Orientation for Queer People of Color”