NIEHS AAM Activities 2014
Friday, February 7, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.,Keynote, Rodbell Auditorium B
Herstory: Civil Rights (and Wrongs) at Home and
Abroad, by Crystal deGregory, Ph.D.
A native of the Bahamas, historian and Historically Black College and University (HBCU) advocate Dr. Crystal A. deGregory's "Herstory" uses her personal and professional experiences as a point of entry for exploring the relationships of two seemingly disparate nonviolent revolutions. By examining the relationship between the American modern Civil Rights Movement and the mid-twentieth century struggle for political change in the Bahamas, Dr. deGregory highlights the importance of education, explores themes such as race and class, and reveals the mutuality of nonviolent struggle across the African Diaspora.
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Lunch with Dr. deGregory, NIEHS Executive Conference Room (next to NIEHS cafeteria) While lunch will not be provided, participants are welcome to bring their lunch, or purchase from our cafeteria facilities.
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Tour NIEHS Facilities – NIEHS Front Lobby
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Mentoring/Networking Session, Rodbell Auditorium B
This activity will pair attendees with NIEHS staff from a wide range of career paths for a 10-minute sprint of questions about each staff background and field. At the conclusion of each session, participants shifted to a different staff and career path to restart the process. The purpose of this activity is to engage participants in future networking or career mentorship activities.
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is one of 27 research institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The mission of the NIEHS is to discover how the environment affects people in order to promote healthier lives.
Sign language interpreters will be provided. For reasonable accommodations and additional information, please contact Victoria A. Gross, NIH Black Employment Program Manager, at(301) 451-0746 or via email at Victoria.Gross@nih.gov, or contact the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.
Visitors must show a valid government or student photo ID at the campus entrance. For more information please visit http://www.niehs.nih.gov/about/visiting .