Other views on global health: Friday Jan 31, 1-5 pm EST livestream Decolonizing Global Health

29 January, 2020

WHO Collaborating Center for Global Health Histories, University of York, DGHI, and Duke Decolonizing Global Health Working Group present:

About this Event

Decolonizing Global Health 2020 is a student-organized , taking place on January 31, 2020 from 1pm-5pm at the Love Auditorium @ Duke University.

Global health as we know it today – in our research, our practice, and our programming - is the newest configuration of what was once ‘tropical health’ and ‘colonial medicine’. Yet in most major institutions and organizations today, global health is practiced in a depoliticized and ahistorical manner. Oppressive roots of global health, such as colonialism, slavery, and racism are often hidden by a focus on interventions that alleviate human suffering. As a result, many global health practitioners and researchers, despite good intentions, perpetuate the very systems of oppression in which colonial medicine was embedded. The conference was borne out of a desire to organize folks (students, activists, academics, practitioners, researchers) who are passionate about global health but may find themselves at odds with the uncritical and depoliticized nature of its institutions.

The mission of the conference is to create a space for students, academics, and practitioners to join the rising tide of communities around the globe working to challenge structural violence that stems from historical colonialism and contemporary neo-colonialist practices in global health; and to work toward global health futures that are anti-colonial, anti-racist, and non-exploitative.


Tentative Conference Agenda:

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Registration

11:00 PM - 1:30 PM Introductions and Land Acknowledgement

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Global Health Histories Seminar 1440: Decolonizing Global Health - Theories, Methods, Language

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Tea Break

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM M Global Health Histories Seminar 141: Global Health Futures -- Case Studies from Haiti, India, USA, and Beyond

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Reception

Find out more about our itinerary on our website: https://sites.duke.edu/dukedgh/


Click here to livestream the event: https://trinity.capture.duke.edu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=4e30fb6f-e...

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