October is Activist Month

Activist word cloud

Activism – The policy or action of using vigorous campaigning to bring about political or social change. The central role of the School of Public health is knowledge generation and transmission, but a forward-looking school like ours should also tie in an activist practice agenda to this central function. The Activist Lab is the result of that … Continue reading “October is Activist Month”

Published on September 14th, 2017 in

Activist Fellowship for 2018

Empty vintage congress hall with seats and microphones.

The Activist Lab is seeking applications for the Activist Fellowship that will run during the Spring and Fall semesters in 2018.  The Fellowship is focused on advocacy related to transgender rights in Massachusetts. The Activist Fellow will be selected in Fall 2017 and begin work in Spring 2018 semester, working through Fall 2018 (work during … Continue reading “Activist Fellowship for 2018”

Published on September 5th, 2017 in

Spring Break Challenge

Blackstone Community Center

Build a prize-winning, community-based assessment project in one week! Every other year, students from SPH, Social Work, Dental Medicine, and Sargent College work as a team and compete to build a prize-winning, community-based assessment project in one week. The objective of the challenge is to give public health students the opportunity to work as a … Continue reading “Spring Break Challenge”

Published on August 15th, 2017 in

Advocacy Bootcamp


This robust, day-long workshop is designed to teach strategies and tactics to influence public policy and decisions about resource allocation. Students learn from expert health policy advocates and participate in interactive skills-training sessions. Topics include: Selecting and framing an issue Building and sustaining coalitions Developing and implementing strategic advocacy plans Writing and delivering effective testimony … Continue reading “Advocacy Bootcamp”

Published on June 9th, 2016 in