Black Alumni Reunion 2018

Fifty years after the Black Student Walkout of 1968, alumni returned to campus to reflect on the impact of this historic event and discuss diversity and inclusion at Brown.

At more than 30 events, the Brown community came together to celebrate student activism over the years, to look at current issues of diversity and inclusion, and to imagine solutions for the future.

The School of Public Health’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion joined the Warren Alpert Medical School’s Office for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs to present:

Innovators in Achieving Black Health Equity: Building Environments that Produce Optimal Health for All

Leading health innovators—all Brown graduates—shared their strategies for closing the unequal health outcomes gap through research, policy, advocacy, and practice. Panelists also engaged with younger alumni peers about career strategies that can help drive health equity for all.

Panelists: Morayo O. Akande ’16, MPH’17Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH’11, F’09, Director, Rhode Island Department of Health; Griffin P. Rodgers ’76, MMSc’79, MD’79, MBA, Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; Cedric Bright ’85, MD, FACP, Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence, Admissions and Special Programs, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina

Thanks to Joseph Diaz, MPH’09, MD’96, Associate Dean, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Caroline Kuo, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Brown University School of Public Health; Surrenthia Parker ’84, Orthopedic Surgeon, Inman Page Black Alumni Council