Inspiring Health Justice

A collaborative art-science scholar-in-residence program

Inspiring Health Justice is a new partnership between Dillard University’s Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center and A Studio in the Woods.

The aim of this program is to bring the arts and public health together to address our region’s longstanding health disparities through creative, cross-disciplinary mentorship to focus the energy and passion of Dillard art students towards fostering health equity.

During the Spring 2021 semester, Dr. Sacoby Wilson worked remotely with Dillard faculty members John Barnes and Keith Morris and four Dillard independent study students: Aaliyah Arnold, Hildevert Promesse Lafeuille, Jermaine Robinson, and Juwan Saint Charles to create film and art works about COVID-19 and health disparities in our region. The program will be held again in academic year 2021 – 22, inviting a new scholar to be in dialogue with students in the creative arts at Dillard.