Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

W&HI Lecture Series: A Seminar with Ali Mehryar Karim
“Effect of Participatory Community Quality Improvement on Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Care Behavior and Practices in Rural Ethiopia: Preliminary Findings from a Pilot Study”
Friday, September 12, 2014 12:30-1:20pm
Harvard School of Public Health, FXB G12

W&HI Book Club – September, 2014
“Daughters of the North” by Sarah Hall
Monday, September 22nd from 5:30-7:00pm
The Squealing Pig, 134 Smith Street, Boston, MA

AFTER TILLER
Screening and Panel Discussion of Award-winning Documentary
Thursday, September 25th from 5:30-8:00pm
Harvard School of Public Health, Kresge G1 Auditorium
All are welcome! Dinner will be served!
RSVP required; please email whi@hsph.harvard.edu.
Click here for more information on panelists and co-sponsors.

PAST EVENTS

W&HI Book Club – August 2014 “White Teeth” by Zadie Smith “Distant View of a Minaret and Other Stories” by Alifa Rifaat Tuesday, August 19th from 5:30-7:00pm The Squealing Pig, 134 Smith Street, Boston, MA

W&HI Book Club – June 2014 “The Girl in the Road” by Monica Byrne Thursday, June 19th from 5:30-7:00pm The Squealing Pig, 134 Smith Street, Boston, MA

W&HI Book Club – May 2014 “Thrive” by Arianna Huffington Thursday, May 15th from 5:30-7:00pm Yard House, 126 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA

W&HI Book Club – April 2014 “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseieni Thursday, April 17th from 5:30-7:00pm Yard House, 126 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA W&HI Lecture Series: A Seminar with Judith F. Helzner “Promoting Improvements in Maternal Mortality in Nigeria: Examples from a Donor’s Toolkit to Effect Change” Wednesday, April 9th from 4:00-5:00pm Building 1, Room 1208

Politics, Public Health, and Abortion: Examining the changing legal environment in Mexico and Central America Friday, March 28th from 8:30am-5:30pm David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies This event will be in English and Spanish.

W&HI Book Club – March 2014 “Girls Like Us” by Rachel Lloyd Thursday, March 27th from 5:30-7:00pm Yard House, 126 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA

International Women’s Day 2014 Event* Women and Health: A Cause for Optimism Wednesday, March 12, 2014 12:30-1:20 pm Harvard School of Public Health, Kresge G1 Open to the public, all are welcome! Free light lunch provided — RSVP at http://bit.ly/wghevent W&HI Lecture Series: A Seminar with Nick Pearson A special seminar on: “Designing patient-centered maternity services in Kenya” Friday, March 7, 2014 12:30 – 1:30pm FXB 710 International Women’s Day 2014 EventInspiring Change through Education Film screening of Graceland Girls Monday, March 3rd, 2014 6:00pm at the MCLE Auditorium on 10 Winter Street in Boston, MA Co-sponsored with the Women’s Forum at the United Nations Association of Greater Boston W&HI Book Club – February 2014 “The Circle” by Dave Eggers Thursday, February 27th from 5:30-7:00pm Yard House, 126 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA W&HI Book Club – November 2013 “Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital” by Eric Manheimer Tuesday, November 19th from 5:30-7:00pm Citizen Public House, 1310 Boylston St., Boston, MA Frontiers in Global Health Seminar The True Costs of Maternal Mortality on Children and Families: A Discussion of Findings from Tanzania, Ethiopia, South Africa, and Malawi Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 12:30-1:30pm GHP Conference Room, Building 1, Room 1208 This seminar will be moderated by Alicia Ely Yamin, JD, MPH and will feature Lucia Night, PhD; Mitike Molla, PhD; Junior Bazile, MD, and Jocelyn Finlay, PhD. For more information, log on to: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/ghp. W&HI Book Club – October 2013 “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” by Maria Semple Tuesday, October 15th from 5:30-7:00pm Citizen Public House, 1310 Boylston St., Boston, MA W&HI Lecture Series: A Seminar with Petra Ten Hoope-Bender “From goal to reality: making maternal and newborn health happen” Monday, October 7th 12:30-1:20pm FXB G-12 W&HI Lecture Series: A Seminar with Metin Gulmezoglu “Antenatal care packages with reduced visits and perinatal mortality: a secondary analysis of the WHO Antenatal Care Trial” Wednesday, October 9th 12:30-1:20pm FXB G-11 W&HI Book Club – September 2013 “Crow After Roe: How “Separate but Equal” has Become the New Standard in Women’s Health and How We Can Change That” by Robin Marty and Jessica Mason Pieklo Monday, September 16 from 5:30-7:00pm Citizen Public House, 1310 Boylston St., Boston, MA Winter Session Information Session  – GHP 547: Field Experience in Maternal Health Monday, September 9 from 12:30-1:20 p.m. Kresge G-1 W&HI Book Club – August 2013 “The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption” by Kathryn Joyce Tuesday, August 13 from 5:30-7:00pm Citizen Public House, 1310 Boylston St., Boston, MA W&HI Book Club – July 2013 “Missionary, Mercenary, Mystic, Misfit” by J. Wednesday, July 17th from 5:30 to 7:00PM Citizen Public House, 1310 Boylston St., Boston, MA W&HI Book Club – June 2013 “Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche Tuesday, June 25th from 5:30 to 7PM


W&HI Book Club – May 2013 “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald Tuesday, May 21st from 5:30-7:00pm Maternal Health Dialogue “Address Disrespect and Abuse During Childbirth”  hosted by the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Global Health Initiative in partnership with UNFPA and the Maternal Health Task Force. Thursday, May 2nd from 12:00-2:00pm RSVP to attend the DC event in-person or watch the live webcast here. Follow this session on twitter using the hashtag “#MHDialogue”. The Harvard Schlesinger Library, the Harvard College Women’s Center, and Baraka Birth invite you to a screening of Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin & the Farm Midwives Wednesday, April 24th from 6:00-8:00pm Sheerr Room, Schlesinger Library, 10 Garden St., Cambridge, MA Free and open to the public. Please arrive early, as seating is limited. W&HI Book Club – April 2013 “Beauty Without the Breast” by Felicia Marie Knaul Tuesday, April 23rd from 5:30-7:00pm W&HI Lecture Series A Seminar with Gwyneth Lewis Director of International Maternal Health Research, University College London “Global Maternal Health: The role of maternal death and ‘near miss’ reviews” Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 12:30-1:30pm in FXB G-13 To view Dr. Lewis’ slides from the seminar, click here: Gwyneth Lewis Seminar Slides To view a video-recording of the seminar, click here: Gwyneth Lewis Seminar Video Maternal Health Dialogue Join us for the next discussion in the Advancing Dialogue on Maternal Health series, “The Impact of Violence Against Women on Maternal Health,” hosted by the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Global Health Initiative in partnership with UNFPA and the Maternal Health Task Force. Thursday, April 18th from 12:00-2:00pm RSVP to attend the DC event in-person or watch the live webcast here. An Evening with Paula Johnson, MD, MPH Thursday, April 11th 6:30 – 7:30pm Kresge G 1 Auditorium at the Harvard School of Public Health This seminar is hosted by Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts and the Women and Health Initiative Please register at pplm.org/Johnson Maternal Health in India – Dialogue Series – April 4 2013 Hosted by the Maternal Health Task Force, UNFPA, and the Woodrow Wilson Center in three locations: New Delhi, Washington, DC and Boston, as well as online, via a live webcast from 9:00-11:00 AM (EDT). Thursday, April 4th, 9:00 – 11:00am The dialogue will feature remarks from: Dr. Abhay Bang // Director, Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health Aparajita Gogoi // Director, CEDPA India Society; Coordinator, White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood India; Advisory Committee Member, Population Foundation of India Anuradha Gupta // Joint Secretary & Mission Director, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India Dr. Rajani Ved // Advisor, Community Processes, National Health System Resource Centre John Townsend // Vice President, Reproductive Health Programs, Population Council Mary Nell Wegner // Deputy Director of Policy & Technical Support, Maternal Health Task Force, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard School of Public To attend the Boston broadcast from the Leadership Studio @ HSPH, please rsvp here as space is limited.To join the conversation online, link to the live simulcast at http://www.wilsoncenter.org/. Takemi Fellow Lecture Teenage childbearing: a growing public health concern in need of urgent policy and program action Rajesh Kumar Rai, Research Associate, Tata Institute of Social Sciences Monday, April 8th, 12:30 – 1:30pm Building 1, 11th floor conference room W&HI Book Club – March 2013 “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood Tuesday, March 26th from 5:30-7:00pm Beacon Tavern; 1032 Beacon Street; Brookline, MA HSPH International Women’s Day Reception Thursday, March 28th, 5pm-7pm FXB Atrium Featured speakers: Felicia Knaul, Nancy Krieger, and Ana Langer Announcement of the summer maternal health scholarship recipients Special dance performance Light refreshments **Rescheduled from March 8th** Seminar with Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Minister of Health of Rwanda “The Equity Imperative: Building and strenghtening a national health system in Rwanda” Monday, March 11th 5:00 – 6:00pm in the Armenise Amphitheater, Harvard Medical School, 200 Longwood Avenue This talk is sponsored by Harvard Medical School Movie screening of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity Part Two and a Q&A/discussion with Dr. Ana Langer Wednesday, March 13th 5:30-7:30pm in Harvard Hall 202 Harvard College Women’s Week Hosted by the Harvard College Women’s Center & Harvard Undergraduate Maternal Health Initiative Simmons College: The 16th Annual International Women’s Day Breakfast 7:30am, Linda K. Paresky Conference Center, 300 The Fenway, Boston Theme: Women and Hunger: Putting Food on the Table Suggested donation: $6 Rsvp by March 4: http://iwd2013.eventbrite.com/ HKS Women and Public Policy Program: International Women’s Day Breakfast 8:30am, Allison Dining Room, Taubman 5th floor All students, faculty and staff are welcome! http://www.hks.harvard.edu/centers/wappp/news-events/events-calendar?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D103816824 Mass Ave/Harvard Bridge: 4th annual Join me on the Bridge campaign Meet at 10:00am: http://joinmeonthebridge.org/events/massachusetts-ave-bridge On International Women’s Day, 8 March, thousands of people show that they are with the women of Afghanistan, Iraq, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan and other war-torn countries. Real Women on Health On-Line Radio Starts at 12:30pm http://www.blogtalkradio.com/realwomenonhealth/2013/03/08/international-womens-day-march-8th Conversations with entrepreneurs, advocates, policy makers and change agents who are leading efforts to improve women’s health around the world IWD @ HBS (50th anniversary of women being admitted to HBS) “HBS-wide activities” including “a series of student-focused discussions and events” There will also be a Signature Event at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 6:30pm – 8:30pm, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of women being admitted to the two-year MBA program Open to alumnae and guests http://www.hbswa.org/article.html?aid=376 W&HI Book Club – February 2013 “Women Don’t Ask” by Linda Babcock and Sarah Laschever Tuesday, February 26th from 5:30-7:00pm Beacon Tavern; 1032 Beacon Street; Brookline, MA W&HI Book Club – January 2013 “Flight Behavior” by Barbara Kingsolver Thursday, January 31st from 5:30-7:00pm Beacon Tavern; 1032 Beacon Street; Brookline, MA Global Maternal Health Conference 2013: Improving Quality of Care Arusha, Tanzania Co-sponsored by Management Development for Health and the Maternal Health Task Force The W&HI has been busy! Please visit our archived events pages to see what we were up to in 2012 and 2011.