2017 Healing Justice Alliance Annual Conference

September 24-27, 2017 

Inter Continental Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Hotel Reservations: Call 414.935.5943 and mention “National Network of Hospital Based Violence Intervention Programs Block” for $169/night discounted rate. Limited spots available, deadline is Thursday, August 31, 2017. Online reservation link will be available soon. 

September 24, 2017: Pre-Conference networking, food, drinks and tour of Milwaukee

September 25-26, 2017: Conference and workshops

September 27, 2017: Post-Conference workshops and SMSV Grantee Meeting

See draft conference agenda

Willis Young Award Nominations 

At the 2017 Conference, we will honor the recipient of the Willis Young Memorial Award for outstanding work on the frontline of a hospital-based violence intervention program. The honor is given to a person who is committed and passionate in the effort to break the cycle of violence and promotes healing in communities where violent injuries occur. Nominations are currently being accepted.

Youth Scholarship Application

Young people affected by violence are a critical voice that we seek to lift up in our work, to ensure that we are truly building a community of healers that r eflects the population we serve. To ensure that young people’s voices are included, the Healing Justice Alliance is offering scholarships for young people affected by violence to travel to, and participate in, this year’s conference in Milwaukee. Applications are currently being accepted. 

Keynote Speaker: Jerry Tello 

Jerry Tello is an internationally recognized authority in family strengthening, therapeutic healing, cross cultural issues and motivational speaking. As a noted therapist, author, performer and program developer, over the last 30 years Mr Tello has incorporated his real life experience, together with research based knowledge and indigenous cultural based teachings to engage all in a reality-based healing and growth-inspiring experience. He is the author of children’s books, professional publications, culturally based curriculums and inspirational CD’s and DVD’s. Mr Tello has received numerous awards including the Ambassador of Peace award and Presidential Crime Victims Service award.

Presenter: Dr. David Satcher

Dr. David Satcher served as the 10th Assistant Secretary for Health and 16th surgeon general of the United States under the Clinton Administration. After leaving his post as surgeon general, Dr. Satcher became the director of the National Center for Primary Care at the Morehouse School of Medicine. He stepped in to serve as the president of the medical school two years later. Dr. Satcher created the Satcher Health Leadership Institute in 2006. The institute is part of the Morehouse School of Medicine. He serves as its director, overseeing programs on sexual health, disease prevention, mental health and the health needs of underserved communities. Satcher is also the author of the 2005 clinical guide Multicultural Medicine and Health Disparities. 







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