Baltimore City Health Commissioner Peter Beilenson
will present "The Health Gap: Addressing Inequality in
Health Care in Baltimore City," at 8 p.m. on Thurs., Oct.
14, in Levering Hall's Glass Pavilion, Homewood campus. His
talk launches the second annual student-run lecture series
All Politics Is Local.
Beilenson will discuss the city's strategies to
address health care equality and what he anticipates to be
the future of health care in Baltimore. He earned his
master's degree in public health from Johns Hopkins
Bloomberg School of
Public Health in 1990 and is currently an associate in
Department of Population and Family Health Sciences.
In addition to Beilenson, the students are bringing to
campus other local officials who will address the
structural inequalities that prevent Baltimore's urban poor
from attaining fair access to education, affordable
housing, legal representation and adequate health care
under the theme Charm City? The Continuing Legacy of
Inequality in Baltimore. All events take place at 8 p.m. in
the Glass Pavilion unless noted.
Mon., Oct. 18. "Baltimore Left Behind? The Impact of
the No Child Left Behind Act on Baltimore City Schools," a
panel discussion featuring former city councilman Carl
Stokes; longtime city schools affiliate James M. Smith;
Gail Sunderman, an education researcher at the Civil Rights
Project at Harvard; and Zattura Sims-El, program director
for the Baltimore Education Network.
Tues., Oct. 26. "Housing the Urban Poor: The Problems
and Inequities in Baltimore's Housing System," featuring
Sandra J. Newman, director of the Institute for Policy
Studies at Johns Hopkins; and Jennifer Burdick, a board
member of the American Civil Liberties Union.
Mon., Nov. 8, Mudd Hall Auditorium. "Is Justice
Color-blind? Perceptions and Realities in the Criminal
Justice System," featuring Judge Dale Cathell of the
Maryland Supreme Court.
For more information about All Politics Is Local,
contact Emilie Adams at
email@example.com or Claire Edington at