“The Fierce Urgency of Now”: MLK Symposium

On January 22nd, Tufts University will host a celebration honoring the life and work of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr at the Breed Memorial Hall.

This afternoon symposium on civil rights will open with a performance by the Tufts Black Theater Troupe. Dr. Kerri Greenidge, Co-Director of the Tufts African American Freedom Trail Project, will then place our current moment in historical context. Next, a conversation with Boston-based community organizers and activists will discuss how this contemporary moment is shaping their work at the local and national levels.

Click here: (MLK_symposium_2018_letter ) to learn more about the event!

Continue reading “The Fierce Urgency of Now”: MLK Symposium

Leadership Succession Lunch

Attention all Student leaders!!

For outgoing, incoming, & current leaders of student groups:
Be sure to mark your calendar! On Tuesday, January 23rd there will be a discussion on election timing and other important ideas on leadership succession based on a leadership focus group. Each student group is encouraged to send 1-2 reps.
More details can be found on the DC calendar.

RSVP for your group now!  Click  HERE!

Facilitated by Nancy Marks and Karen Alexander

ASDA District I Student Debate

In just over 1 month, the 9th Annual ASDA District I Student Debate will be held at Yankee Dental Congress in the BCEC Ballroom, 3rd Floor on Saturday, January 27th at 4:30pm. This event is complimentaryRSVP required.

The Debate will feature multiple rounds of friendly competition between all FIVE District I schools plus a pre-dental team. Teams will face off arguing pertinent policy and ethical issues fronting students and practitioners alike.

Immediately following the Debate, the new All Work and No Play Reception will be held in the Ballroom6:30 – 8:30 pm. The reception will feature a DJ, Food, Drinks, Photo booth, Games, and Networking BINGO – a great opportunity to meet other District I students, local dentists, and to win prizes! The Crest & Oral-B ASDA Challenge winners will also be announced at the Reception. All Debate attendees will receive a drink ticket.

Continue reading ASDA District I Student Debate

Bulletin Board Highlight: Alpha Omega

Come by the 7th floor and check out Alpha Omega‘s bulletin board by the mailboxes AND by the 7th floor lounge. Find out more info about the org, events, and other opportunities through their DC page.
*Thumbs Up* (:

Sign-up for the 2017-2018 school year is open. Please see available dates HERE and sign up to show off your awesome student group to the TUSDM community! There are only a couple spots left!!

Nicaragua GSL Trip

In collaboration with the TUSDM Global Serving Learning department, a new dental service trip to Nicaragua will take place this spring from April 7-15, 2018. The team will travel to Los Robles, Nicaragua and work with a local non-profit organization to provide dental care to patients in a free community clinic. Applications are due Tuesday, January 9, 2018 by 11:59pm. Please contact Alicia Kim (Alicia.Kim@tufts.edu) with questions.

D20’s Volunteer at St. Francis

On November 18, 2017, the class of 2020 volunteered at St. Francis church in Boston. The St. Francis church is a shelter for the homeless and those experiencing poverty. The students promoted oral health through a game board presentation for those at the church.

Robert Brookings (D20) reflects: “During our trip, we learned what needs and wants this specific local population has. We also gained insight into how we can improve these types of events in the future, and how to personalize our presentation to our audience.”

Participants: Rayna Silva, Ruby Wagimin, Vendita Correia, Anne Hefele, Phi Tran, Craig Holliday, Gloria Enjuweh, Robert Brookings.

Volunteers Needed: Yankee Dental HIV Work Group Booth

Interested in getting involved in Yankee Dental this year?

Tufts Dental LGBTQA is looking for volunteers to help staff the HIV Work Group Booth at the Yankee Dental Conference January 25th – 27th! Each 2 hour shift will have 2 Tufts dental students working with staff from the Boston Public Health Commission plus fellow dental students from Harvard and BU.

Click here to sign up! Please be sure to include your full name, class, email and cell phone! Spots filled up quick last year so sign up soon! Read below for more information:

Continue reading Volunteers Needed: Yankee Dental HIV Work Group Booth

Building student involvement, fostering civic engagement and enhancing community service to advance public health.