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Celebrating Black History Month


During Black History Month, we’re taking time to talk about prostate cancer and unpack what Black men need to know about their risk, who should be screen and what happens if you’re diagnosed. We are bringing together cancer experts from across Johns Hopkins Medicine for a panel discussion on the controversies of prostate cancer so Black men can be empowered to live a healthy life. 

Expert Speakers:

Led by Keith A. Battle, Author and Founder and Senior Pastor of Zion Church, the virtual panel will be streamed online on February 1 from 1-2 p.m. E.T. on the following platforms:

Twice As Hard: The Stories of Black Women Who Fought to Become Physicians

Join the Hopkins Health Equity Discussion Group virtually on Monday, February 6th at 6:00pm. In celebration of Black History Month, our second February session will feature Jasmine Brown, Senior Medical Student at The University of Pennsylvania and author of "Twice As Hard, The Stories of Black Women Who Fought to Become Physicians, from the Civil War to the 21st Century." Learn more and register to attend Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine & Society of Black Alumni.

Shelter Book Discussion

Join this book discussion and meet & greet with JHU Professor Lawrence Jackson on February 8th at 6pm to 7:30pm in the Welch Medical Library. Shelter is the story of Jackson’s return home to his native Baltimore, captured in a series of essays that are part memoir, part history of the city, and part reflection on Black fatherhood, homeownership, and economic mobility today. Signed copies will be available for purchase. Questions? Email

View/download the event flyer.

Hopkins Diaspora and Allies ERG Relaunch

Join the JHM Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity as it relaunches The Hopkins Diaspora and Allies Employee Resource Group (ERG) on February 9th at 4:00pm.

Learn how you can get involved and network with fellow members of the Johns Hopkins Medicine community. Register to attend

Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA) Black History Month Events

Networking/Game Night with games, prizes, and music by DJ Rodd Madd Flava. February 16th, 5pm to 8pm. Register to attend

Johns Hopkins Medicine Diversity Rounds initiative

Marita Golden Workshop Series

Mgolden Marita Golden is an author, creative writing coach and literary consultant.

Session 1:  Invisible Mental Health Disabilities — The Need for Everyday Healing In this session author Marita Golden and social psychologist, Dr. Pamela Brewer discussed techniques for responding to the increasing and intensifying sources of stress in our lives that are adversely impacting our mental health. Watch a recording of the session

Session 2: Saving Our Children In this session, author Marita Golden and social psychologist, Dr. Pamela Brewer discuss the mental health crisis, American youth are experiencing. Depression, anxiety and suicide attempts among youth are at an all-time high. Watch a recording of the session

Session 3: January 10th, 1pm to 2:30pm, Tell Your True StoryJump-start your writing life! Writing is a transformative act of affirmation. Whether you want to write and are unsure how to start or are currently writing, whether you need to write a letter, a memoir, an essay, or a novel, one page or one hundred, this workshop will support and inspire your writing practice. You’ll gain a new perspective on the story you want to tell and you ability to write it. Bring notebook or pad because we will write!  Register to attend

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