The Bunting Peace and Justice Speaker Series, made possible with a generous gift from Mary Catherine Bunting, hosts speakers and events that contribute to raising awareness about peace and justice issues.
Please note that all events during the Spring 2021 semester will be held remotely through Zoom. Closed captioning will be provided for for each event.
From 1619 to COVID-19: A Racial Journey of the Road and Traveler (A Talk by Dr. Collins Airhihenbuwa)
February 16, 2021 at 12:15 p.m.
Dr. Collins Airhihenbuwa leads the Global Research Against Non-Communicable Disease (GRAND) Initiative at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University, where he also serves as Professor of Health Management & Policy. Dr. Airhihenbuwa is an expert in creating solutions to promote health equity in national and global health and has more than 30 years of experience advancing research on culture, identity and health to inform strategies for training young professionals to conduct health behavior and public health research and intervention. Prior to joining the school, he was dean of the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University in Missouri. He also has served as a visiting scholar to UN agencies such as the World Health Organization and major universities, including Purdue and Boston University, and has served on boards of Saint Louis City and Hospitals, the National Advisory committee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Scholars, the Global Philanthropy Alliance, and the board of Scientific Counselors for the CDC.
Watch the recording of "From 1619 to COVID-19"
Truth, Healing, and Change: The Story of the Maine Wabanaki Truth and Reconciliation Commission (A Talk by Esther Anne)
March 23, 2021 at 12:15 p.m.
Esther Anne serves as Policy Associate at the Cutler Institute, University of Southern Maine. She was part of the team that established and convened the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the first truth commission in the United States to focus on Native child welfare. The commission was featured in the Emmy award-winning documentary, Dawnland.
Register for "Truth, Healing, and Change"