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Upcoming InFocus Health and Justice Events

Please select a month to review our InFocus event offerings. 

Be sure to also visit our InFocus Calendar page to add these events directly to your own Google Calendar. 

  • Conversations about caregiving: Santo Marabella, Moravian University Professor of Management, will lead a lunchtime conversation about caregiving and its impact on our university community, including Allison Blechschmidt, the Director of Moravian University Counseling Center; Rosemarie Williams, the Assistant Director of the Counseling Center; and Paulette Dorney, Associate Professor of Nursing. This event is scheduled for November 1, 12:00 - 1:00 pm.  Two sets of interlocking hands.

  • The Voices of Survivors Project: Join Dr. Heather Evans, LCSW as she shares stories of hope and resilience. The Voices of Survivors Project is a platform for survivors of human sex trafficking or other forms of violence to express their lived experiences as survivors through photography. This event is sponsored by Moravian University’s Public Health Program. November 6, 2021 from 2-4 pm in Prosser Auditorium in the HUB. Register for free    

          Voices of Survivors Project

  • Leroy Moore Jr. and the Krip-Hop Nation: Performance, Archive, and Activism : Krip-Hop Nation is a global platform and campaign organization that seeks to disseminate the histories, experiences, and talents of the disabled community. This talk will explore the foundations of that vision, while exploring how krip-hop builds upon the experiences of the disabled to launch an interrogation into hip-hop’s shortcomings. This event is scheduled for November 11th at 6pm.
  • Registration link:

  • No Body is Expendable: Ableism, the Pandemic, and Medical Rationing: Dana Dunn, Department Chair and Professor of Psychology at Moravaian University has put together a thoughtful presentation to address the implications of “ableism” especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ableism entails prejudicial attitudes and discriminatory behaviors directed at disabled persons by nondisabled individuals. Very often ableism is expressed as a way to “fix” a disability or to make a person with a disability “more normal” or “normal” – that is, similar to a nondisabled person. Covid-19 put some, but not all, disabled people at higher risk for infection and complications. This talk will discuss everyday ableism and its link to the pandemic, as well as reactions and recommendations from the disability community and allies aimed at combating medical rationing and biased treatment. This event is scheduled for November 17 12:00-1:00 pm
  • *Co-sponsored by the Department of Psychology and the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
  • In-person: HUB Air Products Room
    Zoom option available:

  • Visibility to Disability Justice: Body Possibilities & Intersectionality: Laurie Kahn, Moravian University   Assistant Professor of Education, is organizing a panel discussion on disability justice and intersectionality.  This panel will also include Yosung Song, Assistant Professor of Education; Franca Roibal Fernandez, Assistant Professor of Spanish; and Monica Kaniamattam, Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology. This event is scheduled for November 30th, 5:30-7:00 pm.

  • Pestilence in Medieval and Early Modern English Literature: Moravian University President Bryon Grigsby  will discuss his book, Pestilence in Medieval and Early Modern English Literature and how it relates to this year's InFocus theme, health and justice. This session is scheduled on January 25, 2022. 

  • Jaleel King photography exhibit and talk: Jaleel King is an award-winning portrait and documentary/street photographer, a Profoto Legend of Light, an international speaker, and an educator. He loves capturing moments that connect us to people and environments that we would, at times, otherwise overlook.  This event is tentatively scheduled on February 3, 2022. 
  • Check out Jaleel King's photography and learn more about him at

  • Defining Health workshop: How do you define health?  How do definitions of health impact us and our communities?  Join Moravian's own Tristan Gleason, Rosemarie Williams, and Elise Colancecco for a thought-provoking and interactive discussion! This event is scheduled in March 2022 - date forthcoming.

  • Innovations in 3D printing for assistive devices: Sara Benham and Jeff Bush will discuss how they and their students collaborate to design and construct assistive devices for community members with disabilities.  This even is scheduled for March 24, 2022

Health and Social Justice Library Display

Janet Ohles, Director of Reeves Library and Archivist Cory Dieterly will install the second Health and Justice book display in Reeves Library. This installation will highlight texts that consider issues related to health and social justice.

Meditation Circle

12:40 – 1:00pm, Weekly on Wednesday, Sept 1, 2021 until Dec 18, 2021

If you are interested in joining, please contact John Black (

Stacked Stones on the Beach

In-person in Reeves 315 and via Zoom. Join Zoom Meeting