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22nd Annual General Assembly

August 4-6, 2017

Agnes Scott College

Decatur, Georgia


Raising Our Collective Voices for Health and Social Justice


Friday, August 4th – Dorm check-in, Decatur Activist Tour, & Friday Night Social

12:00 – 11:00pm: Check into dorms (housed attendees only)                     


12:15 – 5:30pm:  Field Trip: Roots of Activism: Lunch, tour of the Carter Center; Global Peace and

    Health Programs and the Martin Luther King Jr Center for Nonviolent Action

    (pre-registration required)


6:30 – 9:00pm:    Friday Night Social! 

Open to the public! Meet others passionate about health and human rights, and enjoy tasty pupusas and drinks

Suggested donation $20 ($7 for students, no one turned away for lack of funds)

Home of the Smith’s: 355 Chelsea Circle NE, Atlanta, GA 30307


Saturday, August 5th  – Day 1 of General Assembly, Evening Silent Auction and Social Event

7:30 – 8:30am:      Coffee, registration


8:30 – 9:00am:      Welcome and introduction – Lanny, Renee, and Clyde Smith


9:00 – 10:00am:    Keynote speaker: Cynthia Davis, MPH

Working in Community Towards Health and Social Justice: Lessons From the HIV Epidemic

AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science


10:00 – 10:15am: Break! Grab a snack and chat with your neighbor


10:15 – 11:15am:  Standing up for immigrants and refugees: an interactive workshop

Moderators: Jonathan Kirsch, MD, Linda Sharp, MD, Elizabeth Rogers, MD,

Clyde Lanford Smith, MD


11:15 – 12:30pm:  Liberation medicine in action – Community updates from El Salvador

Lucia Sanchez Martinez, Cecilia Margot Martinez Lopez – CDH, Estancia

Alfredo Leiva Aviles – Santa Marta

Francisco Ramirez Rivera – Herndon, VA


12:30 – 1:30pm:    Lunch (upstairs dining hall at Evans Hall)


1:30 – 1:45pm:      Brief announcements, board candidate statements

1:45 – 4:30pm:      Putting action to our voices: An interactive workshop on nonviolent direct action

Moderator: Eva Cardenas, Ruckus Society

Student trainers: Anna Landau, Linnea Capps


4:30 – 5:00pm:     Voices of Change – Building a social justice movement in Atlanta and abroad

Dr. Jesse Benjamin, Walter Rodney Foundation


5:00 – 6:30pm:     Break! Then come on back for our evening social event!


6:30 – 9:30pm:      Silent Auction & Social Event!  Dance party & social with DGH!

Get to know DGH & our work, with remarks from our partners abroad!

Enjoy dinner and drinks, bid on Silent Auction Items and enjoy good company!       

Included for GA registrants, $20 suggested donation for general public

($7 for students, no one turned away for lack of funds).

Outside Evans Hall on the patio, Agnes Scott.


Sunday, August 6th  – Day 2 of General Assembly and open board meeting


7:30 – 8:30am:      Coffee, registration for day participants 


8:30 – 9:30am:      Keynote speaker: Robert Fullilove, EdD

Health Equity in The Age of Trump Mission Possible?

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

9:30 – 10:45am:    Liberation medicine in action – Community updates from Mexico

Irma Cruz Nava, MD, DGH Community Partner, Oaxaca, Mexico

Juan Manuel Canales, MD, DGH Community Partner, Chiapas, Mexico


10:45 – 11:00am:    Break! Voting Members: Turn in your ballot!


11:00 – 12:30pm:  Undoing Racism: an interactive workshop on anti-racist organizing and how

to decolonize our workspace and lives (Moderator: Jyoti Puvvula, MD)


12:30 – 1:30pm:   Lunch! (box lunches, pick up outside of meeting room)


1:30 – 2:00pm:    Voices of change – An example of community accompaniment to improve health in Watts, Los Angeles

Sarah Jane Smith, MPH

Jyoti Puvvula, MD

2:00 – 2:15pm:       Wrap up & Board Election results


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If you are coming to the board meeting you may turn in your name badge after.


2:45 – 6:00:          DGH Board Meeting – open to the public (Evans hall)

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