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  • Tuesday, October 5, 2021

    • The Issue Is... How might we co-design the future of nursing and health? Time: 9:00am - 10:00am Locations: Online Details:

      A nationally renowned researcher, leader and health equity advocate, Dr. Sarah Szanton, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Patricia M. Davidson Health Equity and Social Justice Endowed Professor, was named Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) in August 2021.


      Szanton took a non-traditional path to nursing, first becoming a lobbyist to fight for reproductive health. Working on Capitol Hill she frequently encountered nurse practitioners advocating for their populations and decided to change careers, inspired by the deep understanding that nurses had of the communities with which they worked. After working with migrant workers, people experiencing homelessness, and providing house calls to under resourced communities, she decided to get her PhD.


      Szanton is best known for co-developing the visionary CAPABLE program after years spent providing house calls predominately to low income, African American older adults in West Baltimore. The program, which combines handyman services with nursing and occupational therapy to improve mobility, reduce disability, and decrease healthcare costs, has been researched and scaled to 45 places in 23 States, and is currently expanding through several policy mechanisms as Medicare Advantage and Value Based care.


      Streaming Live via Zoom:


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      301-715-8592 (Maryland local)

      877-853-5257 (US Toll Free)

      Meeting ID: 992 8783 1238


      For interest outside of the School of Nursing please contact the Aging Center at for the Zoom password.


      Sponsored by The Center for Innovative Care in Aging

    • "A Concert for the Cosmos", Virtual Concert by Afro House in support of Backyard Basecamp Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm Locations: Online Details:

      On Tuesday, October 5 from 12-1pm ET, Afro House, the Baltimore-based “music-driven performance art house,” presents “A Concert for the Cosmos,” the opening event on this season’s Racial Justice Concert Series. This event is part of SOURCE’s 2021 Baltimore Week.

      Founded in 2011 by Alisha and Scott Patterson, Afro House is a Baltimore-based, music-driven performance art house. Afro House is grounded in the belief that art can disrupt and transform the human imagination, providing fresh eyes to view both past and present, challenging artists and audiences to create a better future.  

      Describing their upcoming performance “A Concert for the Cosmos,” Afro House writes “From the outer most reaches of the cosmos, Afro House’s Astronaut Symphony will stretch, dismantle, and reframe everything you think you know about sound. Fueled by raw energy and futuristic vibrations, the genres of opera, punk and jazz will animate original symphonic performance art pieces composed by Scott Patterson, thus bringing 25th Century music to the here and now.” 

      Afro House offers this concert in support of Backyard Basecamp, an organization that works to “(re)connect Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to land and nature.” During the performance, Jordan Bethea, a member of Backyard Basecamp's Farm Team, will discuss the organization’s work and explain how viewers can get involved. The performance will be streamed live via Youtube from Baltimore’s Creative Alliance

      The Racial Justice Concert Series (RJCS), a collaboration among Johns Hopkins students, faculty and staff, harnesses the power of music to bring awareness to issues of racism in Baltimore, and to support Baltimore organizations that focus on racial justice work. The RJCS features performances by Baltimore musicians and provides a platform for racial justice organizations to educate audiences about their efforts. The RJCS is cooperatively produced and funded by the Johns Hopkins Program in Arts, Humanities, & Health, Johns Hopkins Center for Music and Medicine, and Johns Hopkins International Arts & Mind Lab. 

    • Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award Time: 3:00pm - Mon. 10/11 5:00pm Locations: None Details:

      The Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award was established in honor of former Turner Station resident and Johns Hopkins cancer patient Henrietta Lacks, whose cells helped make possible ground-breaking advances in medical research. The Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute (UHI) offers this $15,000 award to Baltimore City community-based programs working in partnership with Johns Hopkins faculty, students, or staff to highlight the importance of community-university collaborations, recognize the accomplishments which can be achieved by such partnerships, and continue to support the efforts of the partnership. 

      Nominations are due by October 11, 2021 at 5:00 pm. 

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