Preserving humanitarian values, compassion and justice through a time of crisis.

Contribute to the Global Vaccine Poem

Poets from Kent State University and the Wicke Poetry Center have created a beautiful community-driven project: writing a global vaccine poem. https://communitypoems.org/global-vaccine-poem The project was kicked off with a poem by San Antonio’s own Naomi Shihab Nye. At the website, you can contribute a line–or a few stanzas–to the poem, and they immediately pop up … Continue reading Contribute to the Global Vaccine Poem

Communicating Hope: the 2021 CSL Conference

Registration is open for the 2021 Community Service Learning (CSL) conference at UT Health San Antonio. This year’s theme is “Communicating Hope: Delivering Essential Information in a Public Health Crisis.” Speakers, community partners, and students will share best practices and lessons learned from navigating the complex landscape of public health discourse. You won’t want to … Continue reading Communicating Hope: the 2021 CSL Conference

Conversations about (Pandemic) Ethics: Ethical COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Design and Equitable Distribution

If there were one COVID vaccine educational conference I could send to my mom and dad and the whole world, it would be this one, brought to you by the CMHE, the Ecumenical Center, and Methodist Healthcare Ministries. Three eminent specialists in infectious disease walk us through the COVID vaccine trials and what to expect … Continue reading Conversations about (Pandemic) Ethics: Ethical COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Design and Equitable Distribution

Eli Saslow On Coronavirus

This week, I have been captivated by a series in the Washington Post by Eli Saslow, author of Rising Out of Hatred. In his series entitled Voices from the Pandemic, Saslow shares the stories of Americans affected by COVID-19. Each piece is constructed as a personal narrative “as told to” Eli Saslow–the author’s hand appears … Continue reading Eli Saslow On Coronavirus

Video: From Generosity to Justice

Ford Foundation President Darren Walker spoke to our community about social justice, generosity, and service work during the 2020 Ewing Halsell Distinguished Lecture. Mr. Walker was joined in conversation by professor Raul B. Rodriguez,  Associate Vice President for International Affairs at Monterrey Tech in Mexico, as well as UT Health’s own Drs. Francisco Cigarroa and … Continue reading Video: From Generosity to Justice

An Open Public Conversation: From Generosity to Justice

The Ewing Halsell Distinguished Lecture Series, Presented by the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics Join us on Thursday, Sept. 10, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. CDT for the Ewing Halsell Distinguished Lecture featuring Darren Walker, JD, President of the Ford Foundation. Register for this free virtual event at FromGenerosityToJustice.Eventbrite.com. At a time of rising inequality, Ford Foundation President Darren Walker is reimagining philanthropy less … Continue reading An Open Public Conversation: From Generosity to Justice

Healthcare Worker Mental Health in COVID-19: The Mount Sinai and NYC Experience

“We may not be able to control what is happening to us, but we can control how we treat one another” -Charity Hospital first responder team, August 2005, New Orleans, Louisiana. Guest post by Dr. Ruth Berggren With mortality and hospitalization rates due to COVID-19 soaring in Texas and San Antonio, health professionals are stretched … Continue reading Healthcare Worker Mental Health in COVID-19: The Mount Sinai and NYC Experience

Why Are We Dying? Race, Ethnicity and Health Justice in the COVID-19 Pandemic A Virtual “PanPals” Event | Monday, June 29, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. to Noon Register at HealthJustice.Eventbrite.com | Free and Open to All The pandemic affects all of us, and some communities are experiencing harsher effects than others. Why is that, and what can … Continue reading

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