CUNY SPH Student Events

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In recognition of the various interests of our students, CUNY SPH curates a list of events on numerous topics.  If you would like to add an event to this list, please email Tamar Pacht.

Immigrant Health Care Rights

Tuesday, March 28
6:30pm – 8pm
NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem, Room 3101, 506 Lenox Ave.

Please join NYC Health + Hospitals, in conjunction with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, CM Bill Perkins, New York Immigration Coalition, and New York Legal Assistance Group for a townhall meeting on immigrants and their healthcare rights.

You will learn about:
· Your legal rights as an immigrant
· Ways you as an immigrant can access healthcare
· Immigrants’ right to privacy
· Programs and services available to you, regardless of immigration status
· Tools for protecting immigrants’ access to healthcare

Translation will be available in French and Spanish.  Legal experts will be on site. Get signed up for insurance.

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Our Art is Our Weapon: Pharma Greed Kills Activist Exchange

Wednesday, April 5
6pm – 8pm
NYU Building, 726 Broadway, 7th floor, New York, NY 10003
RSVP Required

This interactive panel discussion will reflect on the creative and empowering community responses to extortionate drug pricing and monopolistic practices by Big Pharma that threaten people’s access to medicines, particularly those which treat HIV and hepatitis C. Participants from organizations focused on access to medicines, including ACT UP NY, Treatment Action Group (TAG)Health GAPStudent Global AIDS Campaign, and Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) will discuss their past campaigns and respond to questions on how they see this work going forward in the current hostile political climate.

– Reflect on the achievements, foundational principles of Pharma Greed Kills campaigns, and tactics of this access to medicines social movement to gauge where we can make effective, radical change given the new hostile political environment;
– Discuss ways to expand the international and US-based coalitions and ensure intersectionality with other social movements;
– Educate and engage student chapters about the Pharma Greed Kills network and related campaigns.

10th Annual Graduate Student Symposium

Thursday, April 6th
5pm – 8pm
City College of New York

The Graduate Student Council at the City College of New York invites you to participate in the 10th Annual Graduate Student Symposium. At the symposium, CUNY graduate students are given the opportunity to showcase their hard work and talents. The symposium call for papers is open. All majors are welcome and all types of projects are accepted. The deadline to submit an application is March 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST.

2017 Cugh Global Health Conference – Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems: Implementation, Leadership, and Sustainability in Global Health

April 6-9, 2017
Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Join more than 1,700 other global health faculty, students, implementers, and leaders from over 50 countries to explore the latest in global health, planetary health, and the role universities play in addressing global health challenges.

The Impact of New York City’s School Gardens

Thursday, April 27th
8:30am – 10:15am
Hunter College, Silberman School of Social Work, 2180 Third Ave., 2nd Floor Auditorium

The Impact of New York City’s School Gardens


  • Gale Brewer – Manhattan Borough President
  • Kate Brashares – Executive Director at Edible Schoolyard NYC
  • Jessie Kerr-Vanderslice – Director at Grow to Learn, GrowNYC
  • Katherine Soll – CEO/Director at Teens for Food Justice
  • Toby Adams – Director of the Edible Academy at the New York Botanical Garden

Moderator Charles Platkin, PhD, JD, MPH, the executive director of the NYC Food Policy Center at Hunter College, will discuss how school gardens impact the food system by teaching children about healthy nutrition, urban agriculture, and the importance of local food at a young age.

Healthy Breakfast Will Be Served @ 8:30am. Talk begins at 9am.