How can journalism, the creative arts, and public health work together to say #Enough? At the Global Health Storytelling event Gun Violence: Beyond the Numbers, activists discussed the personal and societal impacts of gun violence and the need to reframe and advance dialogues. #Enough. After the Orlando nightclub massacre of 49 people in June 2016, Boston … Continue reading “Gun Violence: Stories Behind the Numbers”
Advocacy training is a priority not only for the Activist Lab but also in the curriculum at SPH. We want to teach our students relevant skills that are eminently transferable to both their careers and their personal goals.
Our second year of Water Squad has come to a close, and we couldn’t have asked for better weather to be handing out water! Water Squad was created last year for two important reasons: First, because it’s hot! Most of us know just how brutal the summer can be in Boston, and hydration is important … Continue reading “Thank You Water Squad Volunteers!”
A hackathon is traditionally considered to be an event, lasting several days, in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming. The Activist Lab is applying that concept to real-world activism in public health. This fall, the Activist Lab is hosting the first hackathon and the theme is Life on Albany. Where … Continue reading “Life on Albany Street Hackathon”
This all-day team-based workshop will teach you crucial advocacy skills, such as how to define and frame an issue, how to build coalitions, how to develop and implement a strategic plan, and how to testify in a legislative hearing. You will learn these skills and apply them in a case study. Previous topics have included … Continue reading “Advocacy Bootcamp”