World Day of Social Justice Display
GlobeMed at Northwestern has had a successful and exciting past few months! In February, our World Day of Social Justice committee planned an incredible display in our student center that recognized the hardships of Syrian refugees by laying out the items that refugees carry while fleeing the country.
We had several successful campaigns this winter to raise funds for Adonai from campus. We ran a bake sale during midterms, in which many chapter members came together to bake the goods in our student center and then we completely sold out! We also held a Krispy Kreme sale during finals week at the libraries, which also ended up selling out.
Our Advocacy director and committee put on an incredible panel event that discussed the state of health disparities at home and abroad. This panel discussion featured three incredible speakers who worked in very different realms of health, including a nurse for Doctors Without Borders, the project manager of a medical technologies company, and the senior health planning analyst for the Chicago Department of Public Health. The event explored practices that organizations use to ensure sustainable and and responsible engagement in underserved communities.
We are looking forward to the upcoming annual GlobeMed National Summit at the end of the month, which will be a great opportunity to catch up with other chapters around the country and learn more about what they are doing. Several of our chapter members will be attending, so we cannot wait to see what they learn and gain from this experience!
Looking forward into the spring, we are working very hard to plan our second annual benefit dinner, which will take place on May 12 in Evanston. This event will bring together GlobeMed alumni, global health professionals, and students to learn about our organization, our partnership with Adonai, and more about the global health field in Chicago and beyond. We are so excited that the founder and director of the Adonai Centre, Aloysious Luswata, will be in US during April and May and will be our featured speaker and guest at our benefit dinner. We will also be welcoming Professor Cynthia Salter, MPH from University of Pittsburgh's School of Public Health as our second speaker for the event.
We are also extremely excited to introduce a new executive board led by the chapter co-presidents, Camille Cooley and Jimmy Wester. This board is a team of committed and passionate individuals who are so excited to take their positions to a new level and help Adonai thrive in the next year!
As always, we want to continously thank all of our donors and supporters. The global health equity movement includes everybody and we could not do our work without the support of all of you!
Bake Sale for Adonai!