University of Pennsylvania
Bridging the Gaps 27th Annual Symposium
Friday, September 15, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Salvation Army Kroc Center
4200 Wissahickon Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19129
RSVP online by September 13, 2017.
Participation is FREE.
8:30 – 10 a.m.
Poster Session: Bridging the Gaps Student Community Health Projects
10:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Plenary Session: Bridging the Gaps Perspectives
BTG 2017 Annual Award recipient
Eddy Zheng, leading U.S. prison and violence-prevention activist
Eddy Zheng is co-director of the Oakland-based Asian Prisoner Support Committee (APSC). A Chinese immigrant, he was incarcerated at 16. In prison he taught himself English and became socially conscious. The ordeal motivated a lifelong commitment to youth violence prevention, to raising awareness about the large number of Asian and Pacific Islander immigrants being deported, detained and imprisoned, and to addressing the root causes of the crisis. In 2007 he led a book project that culminated in “Other: An Asian and Pacific Islander Prisoners’ Anthology.” He is the subject of the award-winning documentary, “Breathin’: the Eddy Zheng Story.”
Bridging the Gaps is committed to forging partnerships with individuals and organizations dedicated to the promotion of health in underserved communities. The Annual Symposium is free to the public and is based on the work of students who have participated in the past program year.
Participating Educational Institutions: Bryn Mawr College; DeSales University; Drexel University; Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine; Lehigh Valley Health Network; Moravian College; Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Rowan University; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Temple University; Thomas Jefferson University; University of Pennsylvania; University of Pittsburgh.
To learn more, please contact Ellen Martinak
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