Dean Voisin to deliver 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month keynote address

Dexter Voisin Headshot

On Thursday, Feb. 10, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., the new dean of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Dexter Voisin, will give the 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month keynote address, titled Promoting Racial Equity in Healthcare Alongside Communities, at a lecture presented by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence.

The presentation will explore what it means to work alongside communities to promote health equity among racialized groups. The theme is inspired by Dr. King’s quote, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and inhumane.”

Dean Voisin will also be signing copies of his book, America The Beautiful And Violent: Black Youth And Neighborhood Trauma In Chicago, at the event.

The event will be hybrid, so attendees may join in person or via livestream. In-person attendees are required to abide by the COVID-19 protocols listed below. Please register in advance of the event.

Significant increases in COVID-19 cases nationally and in our region require Case Western Reserve to enhance efforts to reduce transmission risks on campus. Masks must be worn indoors—preferably KN95s or at least surgical ones; cloth masks are strongly discouraged. In addition, only those who are fully vaccinated (i.e., have received the booster, if eligible) should attend any campus event. Leaders continue to monitor pandemic developments and will adjust health protocols as circumstances warrant.

This story appeared in The Daily on Jan. 28, 2022.