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2020 Morris Fromkin Memorial Lecture

October 22 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

photo of fromkin winnersThe 2020 Morris Fromkin Memorial Lecture will be presented by a collaborative team of five UWM faculty–Julie Ellis (Nursing), Paru Shah (Political Science), Sandra Millon-Underwood (Nursing), Renee Walker (Public Health), and Lynne Woehrle (Sustainable Peacebuilding)–along with two community partners, Nicole Brookshire (Milwaukee County Office of African American Affairs) and Darryl Davidson (City of Milwaukee Health Department).

The title of their lecture is “Separate & Not Equal: Racism and Health Equity in Milwaukee.”

Recipients of a 2019 UWM Collaborative Team Grant, the scholars are working “to create a historical framework for understanding racism in Milwaukee, providing an overview of how the city and county has addressed racism and health over the last 50 years, and how these efforts can best be understood through the lens of nursing, public health, political science, and social justice.”

In their proposal for the Fromkin grant and lectureship, they noted that despite a number of programs and initiatives addressing race-based health disparities in Milwaukee, “the crisis persists.” As a “wicked problem”–or an exceedingly complex problem that resists an answer–solving it “requires holistic systems thinking, flexible and inter-sectoral approaches, informed debate, engaged stakeholders and longterm focus.”

This will be the 51st annual presentation of the Morris Fromkin Memorial Lecture. Established by Morris Fromkin’s family and dedicated to social justice, it is the longest running lecture series on campus.

The event will be an online presentation.


October 22
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM