UIW Libraries Presents In Sickness and In Health In South Texas: A Symposium

October 6, 2022

Mabee LibraryIt has long been acknowledged that people’s health and well-being involve more than just one’s physical health. There are dimensions of wellness that include emotional, physical, social, occupational, spiritual, and intellectual aspects. The significant impact of COVID on people’s lives has brought all these areas of health and wellness into sharp focus.

In observance of this and other factors, In Sickness and In Health in South Texas: A Symposium will be held on Oct. 12, 2022, in the Diane Bennack Concert Hall in the Luella Bennack Music Center at the University of the Incarnate Word, 4301 Broadway Street, San Antonio, TX. The symposium will start at 7 p.m.

Join the UIW Libraries and Dr. Linda Grace Solis, Dr. Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz, Dr. Julie Miller, and Dr. Michelle Tabit for a symposium and reception promoting the importance of the humanities in understanding and improving health inequities in South Texas. Each panelist will discuss the topic from the perspective of their humanities discipline. Our community is invited to this important discussion and will have the opportunity to ask questions and share experiences. A small reception will follow the event.

In addition, making sure the stories and lessons of our experiences are not forgotten, the UIW Libraries would like to host your narratives about your experiences during COVID-19. We will be able to share your stories with open access licensing and host them on the UIW Libraries' institutional repository. Please read the guidelines for submission and click the form below to submit your narrative. Your experiences are important and we would like to make sure they have a platform.

The Symposium and related project are sponsored by UIW Libraries and funded through the National Endowment for the Humanities American Rescue Plan Grantmaking and the American Library Association. These events are open to the community.

“This little grant has packed a powerful punch in highlighting the importance of the humanities in representing systemic health inequities in our region,” says UIW Dean of Libraries Tracey Mendoza. “We hope by highlighting this issue through the lens of different humanities fields, students and community members will find agency to address In Sickness and In Health In South Texas.”

Questions about this event can be directed to the UIW Libraries by calling (210) 829-3838.