Evanston, Ill. / CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM / More than 200 students will gather in Evanston, Illinois for the Fifth Annual GlobeMed Global Health Summit from April 7-10, 2011 to discuss their roles in global health equity.
This year’s theme, “A Call to Action: Leveraging History to Build a Movement,” will draw upon the lessons and motivations of past social movements in an effort to challenge students to excel in GlobeMed chapter work on their respective campuses and with their chapters’ global health partners.
The featured keynote speakers are Dr. Joia Mukherjee, chief medical officer at Partners In Health, Joseph Amon, director of health and human rights at Human Rights Watch, and Andre Banks, director of strategy at Purpose.
“This year’s Summit will help our students understand how their work is connected with past successful social movements. The pipeline of leadership we are cultivating at GlobeMed is important to the long term movement for global health equity,” said Jon Shaffer, executive director of GlobeMed.
Each year, students from GlobeMed chapters at 32 universities and colleges from across the country gather for the Summit to learn how to become more effective leaders in global health and social justice. The Fifth Annual Summit is slated to be the largest gathering held in the organization’s five-year history.
This year’s workshop themes include advocating for social justice, studying historical social movements, understanding healthcare delivery at a grassroots level, developing leadership on campus and exploring post-graduate opportunities.
A new addition to this year’s program is the “Leaders in Business and Global Health” panel, where key leaders from the private sector will discuss how their sustainable partnerships support global health initiatives.
The Summit will be held at the Hilton Orrington and on the campus of Northwestern University, both in Evanston, IL.
GlobeMed is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization composed of a network of university students who partner with grassroots organizations to improve the health of people living in poverty.
Through their involvement today, students commit to a life of leadership in global health and social justice. Currently, the GlobeMed network includes 32 chapters at university campuses throughout the country.
Sharonda Glover, 302-545-9450