Symposium at Niagara University on the issue of care

In Upcoming Events, by , on April 17th, 2023

Dear community members,

On April 20 in Glynn Hall, Niagara University will host an interdisciplinary symposium that explores the increasingly seminal and urgent issue of care. This symposium will consider the “crisis of care:” how the imperative to care (we all need care and we all want to care) is impeded by the difficulty of accessing care (we find it increasingly difficult to summon the resources needed to care). It will seek – through keynotes that historicize and contextualize this crisis, panels that foster dialogue between academics and students and healthcare workers, and a workshop that develops strategies for caring – to better understand how care can begin to be enacted anew on our campuses and in our communities.

Thursday, April 20
405/406/407 Glynn Hall 
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.Registration  
9 – 10:15 a.m. Symposium Welcome and Panel One: “Race, Equity & Care” (with Breakfast) Sponsored by the Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equity & Mission 
10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Keynote One: Dr. Jamila Michener (Professor of Government and Public Policy at Cornell University)  
Noon – 1:15 p.m. Panel Two: “The Ethics of Healthcare” (with Snacks & Refreshments) Sponsored by the Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Ethics in Medicine and Healthcare 
1:30 – 2:45 p.m. Workshop: “Health Activism & Creative Practice” (with Lunch) Organized by Healing/Arts
3 – 4:15p.m. Closing Remarks and Keynote Two: Dr. Gabriel Winant (Professor of History at University of Chicago)

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, please view the poster below or contact Dr. Ajitpaul Mangat (English) at