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A panel of experts will engage in a discussion on health disparities among African-American and low-income children. Featured guests include:

  • Dr. Earnestine Willis, Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children and of Health Equity and Urban Clinical Care Partnerships at the Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Vivian King, Vice President for Community Relations at Aurora Health Care
  • Dr. Darienne Driver, Superintendent, Milwaukee Public Schools
  • Dr. Dora Clayton-Jones, assistant professor, College of Nursing
  • Dr. Abiola Keller, assistant professor, College of Nursing
  • Bridget Clementi, Vice President, Community Health, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

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Location and Time

Tuesday, February 20
3:00–5:00 p.m.
Marquette University
Alumni Memorial Union, Monaghan Ballroom
1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Limited parking is available for $10 per vehicle in the 16th Street Parking Structure located at 749 N. 16th Street and the Wells Street Structure located at 1240 W. Wells Street.


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For questions or special needs, contact University Special Events at or 414.288.7431.


This event is sponsored by Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries, the College of Nursing, and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion as a part of the campus' Black History Month commemoration.

About the Forum

For academic year 2017-18, Marquette University will engage in a year-long series of events focusing on health equity. Building on last year’s theme “Freedom Dreams Now,” this year will explore health disparities, the social determinants of health, and opportunities for achieving greater equity locally and globally. Engaging students, faculty, staff, and the communities making up greater Milwaukee, Forum events will focus on several dimensions of health equity:

  • Children’s health/social determinants of health
  • Mental health: enduring stigmas and challenges
  • Global health: developing Marquette networks
  • Incarceration and health
  • Milwaukee: accessing healthcare

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This site will be updated throughout the academic year as we add events to our schedule.