Water Squad

Volunteer handing out water bottles on Albany Street

Three days a week from June through September, teams of BUSPH students, staff, and faculty volunteer to distribute cases of water to those who spend their time on the corner of Albany Street and Massachusetts Avenue. It takes about 30 minutes and can make all the difference in the world to our neighbors. You can sign up just … Continue reading “Water Squad”

Published on August 15th, 2017 in Life on Albany Street | Tags: , ,

Transgender Rights: Current State and Federal Laws

mayor walsh raising the transgender flag over Boston

The Activist Fellow engages in specific topics of public health advocacy for at least a semester. Starting in the Spring of 2018, one fellow will focus their work on the Transgender Rights Policy Initiative. Current State and Federal laws regarding Gender Identity or Expression Gender Identity Guidance, MCAD, December 2016 Written “to educate the public about … Continue reading “Transgender Rights: Current State and Federal Laws”

#WearOrange for National Gun Violence Awareness Day


On Friday, June 2, National Gun Violence Awareness Day, the Activist Lab, Dean Galea, and members of our BUSPH community gathered on the Talbot Green for a group photo wearing orange as part of a national campaign to raise awareness about gun violence. On January 21, 2013, Hadiya Pendleton, a high school student from the … Continue reading “#WearOrange for National Gun Violence Awareness Day”

Published on June 1st, 2017 in #ENOUGH | Tags: ,

Louis D. Brown Peace Institute’s Mother’s Day Walk for Peace

Mother's Day Walk for Peace

On May 14th, 2017, the Activist Lab and members of BUSPH, including students, alumni, and staff, came together to participate in the Mother’s Day Walk for Peace. The event first started in 1996 so mothers of murdered children could receive support and love from their neighbors. Twenty-one years later, the Mother’s Day Walk continues to … Continue reading “Louis D. Brown Peace Institute’s Mother’s Day Walk for Peace”

Published on May 26th, 2017 in Gun Violence Collaborative | Tags: ,

Resources to Take Action

These national organizations are lobbying Congress and organizing in communities to reduce gun deaths in America. Americans for Responsible Solutions Gabrielle Gifford’s organization, founded to persuade leaders to stand up for responsible gun laws. Offers scripts for calling Congress, and spreading the word to your friends and family. American Public Health Association The APHA has … Continue reading “Resources to Take Action”

Published on November 10th, 2016 in #ENOUGH | Tags: ,