The Faces of Global Health Event Series

The Task Force for Global Health’s Council for Opportunity, Diversity & Equity (CODE) presents a series of events called “The Faces of Global Health.” After a June 2020 staff forum on racial injustice related to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and others, CODE was formed for The Task Force to become a role model in our local and global communities by being actively engaged in equity efforts, and to help achieve equity in our organization and community through education, action and public health. CODE works both internally and externally to improve diversity and inclusion.

“The Faces of Global Health” series is meant to share the experiences of diverse global health professionals and for attendees to walk away from the sessions with the confidence that there is a place for everyone in global health, regardless of your background, knowing that success in global health is not limited to one specific group. We want you to feel reassured that your experiences are not unique to you and that there are others with similar backgrounds in the field of global health, who have similar experiences, that you can lean on for support. All events are free and open to the public.

Upcoming Events

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In honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities which is observed on December 3, 2021, The Task Force’s CODE, in partnership with MAP International, presents a virtual panel event called “A Conversation on Creating Disability Inclusion in Public Health.” As part of The Task Force’s ongoing Faces of Global Health event series, this facilitated panel discussion will focus on ways we can create disability inclusion in the field of public health. This event is open to anyone.

When: Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 at 1 PM E.S.T.

Where: Virtually

Past Events

Let's Talk About Being Latinx & Hispanic in Global Health

In honor of Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month, CODE hosted a panel in The Task Force’s The Faces of Global Health event series called “Let’s Talk About Being Latinx and Hispanic in Global Health.” This facilitated panel discussion focused on the experiences of our Latinx and Hispanic colleagues in the field of public health. This event was open to our community as a way to amplify the stories of Latinx and Hispanic folks in global health. 

Finding Pride in Global Public Health

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month, celebrated in honor of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. The Task Force honored this significance by hosting its a panel in its Faces of Global Health series called “Finding Pride in Global Public Health.” This facilitated panel discussion focused on the experiences of LGBTQ+ & gender non-conforming folks in the field of public health and featured many of our colleagues.

Let’s Talk About Being Asian in Public Health

When: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 1 PM (EST)

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, CODE presented the third virtual panel event in The Faces of Global Health Series called “Let’s Talk About Being Asian in Global Health.” This facilitated panel discussion focused on the experiences of our Asian colleagues in the field of public health.

Women in Leadership

When: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 1 PM (EST)

In honor of Women’s History Month, The Task Force, Women in Global Health GA, U.S.A., and Georgia Global Health Alliance held a virtual panel discussion that focused on the experiences of women in leadership in the field of public health to amplify the stories of women in global health. 

Let’s Talk About Being Black in Public Health

When: Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 1PM (EST)

This facilitated panel discussion featured Task Force colleagues from diverse backgrounds, showcasing how different perspectives and experiences make our work more successful. In honor of Black History Month, February’s panel will focus on the experiences of our Black colleagues. This event is open to our community as a way to amplify Black stories in global health.

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