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

The Realities of HIV/AIDS: A three part series

AIDS Quilt

The Boston University Medical Campus is uniting in conversation about the realities of HIV/AIDS. This three-part series of events covers everything from the tragic first years of the outbreak to where we are now. Our hope is that by remembering and broadening our understanding the beginning of AIDS, health professionals will be better equipped to understand the … Continue reading “The Realities of HIV/AIDS: A three part series”

Published on September 11th, 2017 in

Building Momentum: Another successful SPH Orientation

Boston Medical Campus, Fall colors

The fall semester is off to an incredible start. The Activist Lab participated in the orientation of more than 300 new students, continuing our role as a bridge to the local community. We provided several tours around our neighborhood including to the Blackstone Community Center, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, The National Emerging Infectious Disease … Continue reading “Building Momentum: Another successful SPH Orientation”

Published on September 5th, 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”

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