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Events honoring Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy kick off this week

Published: January 12, 2021 11:24 am

During the month of January, UF students, faculty and staff will be hosting events and providing opportunities to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Below are a couple to be held this week; watch for more information on upcoming events to come.

Black Graduate Student Organization MLK Celebration
Jan. 14, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Join the Black Graduate Student Organization for its virtual celebration, “Social Justice through Diverse Lenses,” featuring a panel discussion and keynote speech highlighting UF faculty members who foster social justice, advocacy and activism in their respective fields.

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“Where Do We Go From Here: Racism, Public Health and Affordable Health Care”
Jan. 15, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Since W.E.B. Du Bois’ analysis of Black American life in the late 19th century, we have known that racial inequities in health are primarily socially determined. Social scientists and activists have all agreed that racism has largely driven the disparate health outcomes for groups along racial and ethnic lines. In this talk, guest speaker Dr. Myles Moody, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Alabama Birmingham, will examine how Black Americans and other minorities address health disparities.

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