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22nd Annual General Assembly

August 4-6, 2017

Agnes Scott College

Decatur, Georgia


We are excited to announce the dates for the 2017 General Assembly. Mark your calendars! We look forward to seeing you there!


Preliminary schedule:   
Agnes Scott College
914 East Jefferson St., Decatur, GA
Friday, 4th of August – Sunday, 6th of August

Exact buildings/rooms TBA
Friday, August 4th  Dorm check-in, Decatur Activist Tour, & Friday Night Social
1:00 – 11:00pm:  Check into dorms (housed attendees only)
Agnes Scott College, Decatur
1:00 – 5:00pm:  Field Trip: Roots of Activism: Lunch, tour of Martin Luther King, Jr Center for Nonviolent Action and Carter Center- Global Peace and Health Programs (pre-registration required)
6:30 – 9:00pm:  Friday Night Social!
Open to the public! Meet others passionate about health & human rights.
Suggested donation $20 ($7 for students, no one turned away for lack of funds)
[Location TBA]

Saturday, August 5th  Day 1 of General Assembly, Evening Silent Auction and Social Event
7:00 - 8:30am:  Breakfast (housed attendees only)
7:30 – 8:30am:  Coffee, registration
8:30 – 9:00am:  Welcome and introduction – Clyde Lanford Smith, MD, DGH Founder, Liberation Medicine Chair
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 & refugees: an interactive workshop (Moderators: Jonathan Kirsch, MD, Linda Sharp, MD, Elizabeth Rogers, MD, Clyde Lanford Smith, MD)
11:15am - 12:15pm:  Liberation medicine in action - Community updates from El Salvador
Estancia & Santa Marta
12:15 - 12:30pm:  Brief announcements, board candidate statements, board elections.  
12:30 – 1:30pm:  Lunch
1:30 - 3:30pm:  Putting action to our voices: an interactive workshop on Nonviolent Direct Action (Moderator: Ahmed Gaya)
3:30 - 4:00pm:  Break!
4:00 - 5:00pm:  Liberation medicine in action – Updates in Atlanta and around the United States  

5:30 – 6:30pm:  Break, come on back for our evening social event!
6:30 – 9:30pm: Silent Auction & Social Event!  Live music & dancing!
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). [Agnes Scott College]
Sunday, August 6th  – Day 2 of General Assembly and open board meeting
7:00 - 8:30am:  Breakfast (housed attendees only)
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 Milliman School of Public Health

9:30 - 10:30am:  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
10:30 - 10:45am: Break! Voting Members: Turn in your ballot!
10:45 - 12:15am:  Undoing Racism: an interactive workshop on anti-racist organizing and how to decolonize our workspace and lives (Moderator: Jyoti Puvula, MD)
12:15 - 1:30pm: Lunch!
1:30 - 2:00pm:  Voices of change - An example of community accompaniment to improve health in Watts, Los Angeles
Sarah Jane Smith, MPH
Jyoti Puvula, MD

2:00 - 2:15pm:  Wrap up & announce results of Board Election
 Please TURN IN your evaluations or complete them online.
Please TURN IN your name badge for us to reuse if you are NOT coming to the board meeting.
2:45 – 6:00pm:  DGH Board Meeting -- open to the public [location TBA, Agnes Scott College]





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