Life on Albany Street Hackathon

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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”

Published on August 22nd, 2017 in Advocacy Training | Tags: , , ,

Life on Albany Photo Gallery

Portrait from Life on Albany Gallery

  The School of Public Health sits next to an area unfortunately characterized as “Methadone Mile,” a stretch of Albany Street including Boston Medical Center, a homeless shelter, and a number of drug treatment facilities. To confront this stigmatizing narrative, the Activist Lab’s educational technologist, Liam Hunt, created the Life on Albany photo series, showing the faces of people … Continue reading “Life on Albany Photo Gallery”

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

Life on Albany Committee

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The mission of the Life on Albany Committee is to discuss and develop initiatives across Boston University’s School of Public Health that address the issues of homelessness, substance abuse disorders, and mental illness on Albany Street as is our responsibility/prerogative both as a neighbor and a public health institution. Our goal is to build awareness … Continue reading “Life on Albany Committee”

Salsa In The Park

large group of people salsa dancing

A free and popular outdoor summer series for all ages, backgrounds, and abilities, Salsa In The Park is an innovative community engagement project that transforms public space for public benefit through music, dance and education. A public health initiative, featuring movement as a key to wellness, it draws over 500 people from all walks of life every Monday evening … Continue reading “Salsa In The Park”

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