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.
Inspiring Health Justice Residents
Sacoby Wilson Scholar, 2021, Maryland Dr. Sacoby Wilson is an environmental health scientist with over 15 years of experience in the areas of exposure science, environmental justice, environmental health disparities, community-engaged research including crowd science and community-based participatory research (CBPR), water quality analysis, air pollution…
Hildevert Promesse Lafeuille Filmmaker, 2021, Louisiana Hildevert Promesse Lafeuille was born in Africa and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He is a young passionate filmmaker with a vision. In his junior year of high school he started taking film seriously and decided to follow it as…
Aaliyah Arnold Visual Artist, 2021, Louisiana “My name is Aaliyah Arnold, I am a 20 year old photographer and printmaker from Jeanerette, Louisiana. My inspiration for my art has always been the raw and unfiltered world, and life experiences. My love for art started like many…
Jermaine Robinson Visual Artist, 2021, Louisiana “My name is Jermaine Robinson, I go by the name of the ART HSTLR, I am a 22 year old acrylic painter from New Orleans, LA. Growing up in New Orleans, a city full of creatives, culture, art in all…
Juwan Saint Charles Filmmaker, 2021, Louisiana Juwan Saint Charles is a filmmaker and student artist participant in Inspiring Health Justice: A Collaborative Art-Science Scholar-in-Residence Program.