Dillard Students exhibit works from Inspiring Health Justice Residency

June 9, 2021

Starting in January 2021 and for the entire Spring 2021 semester, Dr. Sacoby Wilson, (Associate Professor, Applied Environmental Health and the UMD Prevention Research Center at the University of Maryland, College Park) worked remotely with Dillard faculty members John Barnes (Associate Professor of Visual Arts) and Keith Morris (Associate Professor of Film), and four Dillard independent study students to create film and art works about COVID-19 and health disparities in our region. You can now view the works created by students Aaliyah Arnold (visual art), Hildevert Promesse Lafeuille (film), Jermaine Robinson (visual art), and Juwan Saint Charles (film) in an online exhibition entitled Syndemic: COVID 19 & Health Disparities.

Inspiring Health Justice is a new collaboration between Dillard University’s Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center and A Studio in the Woods. The aim of this program is to bring the arts and public health together to address our region’s longstanding health disparities through creative, cross-disciplinary mentorship to focus the energy and passion of Dillard art students towards fostering health equity.