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Public Health Speaker Series: The Ultimate Entanglement: Your Life, the Public’s Health, and Sweet Addictions to Violence

Tuesday, March 19 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Brown Hall, Brown Lounge, 2nd Floor
Brown Hall, St. Louis, MO 63130

The Public Health Speaker Series is pleased to welcome Trinidad Jackson to the Brown School on March 19.

 Jackson will present his talk "The Ultimate Entanglement: Your Life, the Public’s Health, and Sweet Addictions to Violence" in Brown Lounge. Our ecology is saturated with violence, but are we – as humans – being equipped to recognize it and liberate ourselves from it? Come prepared to reflect and discuss critical actions that both inform and impact the trajectory of our lived experiences.

Please see below for more information about Jackson.

Lectures are free and open to the public.

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Lectures & Presentations


Brown School


Humanities & Society, Medicine & Health

Public Health
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Speaker Information

Trinidad Jackson hails from St. Louis, MO, and currently resides in Louisville, KY. A proud HBCU undergraduate alum, Jackson attended Kentucky State University focusing on psychology and biology. He went on to obtain Master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology (Morehead State) and Public Health (University of Louisville). As a mental health professional, he provided therapy to community members from the most marginalized neighborhoods in Louisville. He put his public health training to use in Nashville, Tennessee as he managed CDC-funded chronic disease prevention policy projects with community members and organizations, created health equity initiatives with Metro Nashville Public Health Department executive leadership, and co-led
fatherhood initiatives supported by the Administration for Children and Families. Jackson has also led participatory teaching, research, and policy change initiatives across multiple communities in Ghana, West Africa.
In November 2014, the fight for collective liberation summoned Jackson’s mind, body, and spirit back to St. Louis as a disruptor and social movement scientist during the Ferguson Uprising. Upon returning to Louisville in 2015, he led community-based participatory research that explored power, oppression, and the need for critical consciousness and action through lenses of justice, safety, hope, and racial equity. That uprising of the century has informed his actions for liberation work across all levels of our landscape, including policy. His work has been disseminated at local, national, and international levels through academic publications, presentations, and art mediums. He is currently the Assistant Dean for Culture and Liberation and an Assistant Professor in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Louisville; he also holds a joint appointment as a Senior Advisor within Kentucky’s State Government

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