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Silos of Silence Symposium Series

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Sponsored by the Brown School’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Equity and the Missouri Humanities Council, Silos of Silence is a three-day symposium series and art exhibit on the history of syphilis control in St. Louis. Curated by Brown School alumna and principal investigator of Earth and Her Flowers Project, Najjuwah Walden, the series will feature specialists who study institutional racism and health disparities experienced by Blacks in America, including Ruqaiijah Yearby, JD, Kamina Ballard, and Dr. Vanessa Northington Gamble.

On February 20 from 6-8:00pm at Better Family Life, Ruqaiijah Yearby, JD will engage with audiences on the political economy of women's health services and disparate care provided to Black women. Ruqaiijah Yearby, JD is a professor at St. Louis University's School of Law, co-founder of the Institute for Healing Justice and Equity, and co-director of the Center for Equity. Professor Yearby is a specialist in racial disparities in health care, the political economy of health care, and social justice in medical research.

On February 21 from 6-8:00pm in Goldfarb 132 at Washington University in St. Louis, Kamina Ballard will discuss the relationships, conversations, systems, and institutions necessary to combat inadequate testing services. Kamina Ballard facilitates public health services on behalf of the St. Louis City Health Department and develops programs for teens in St. Louis to prevent sexual risk-taking behaviors.

On the 22nd from 7-9:00pm in Brown Lounge at Washington University in St. Louis, Dr. Vanessa Northington Gamble, chair of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study Legacy Committee, will facilitate a discussion on the recruitment of Blacks during public health experiments and the necessity of social justice.

Better Family Life is located at 5415 Page Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112. Goldfarb 132 is located in Goldfarb Hall and Brown Lounge is in Brown Hall on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis. Parking on campus is available at 6465 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105.

All events are free and open to the public. A Map of the campus is included below.

https://wustl.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Danforth-Campus-Map.pdf

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