/ AHEC Scholars Day 2023

AHEC Scholars Day 2023

January 27, 2023
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

AHEC Scholars Day 2023

January 27th

9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute on January 27th. Led by T. Marie King, scholars will have the opportunity to tour the Birmingham Civil Rights district, workshop and address biases to promote a more inclusive healthcare environment. We will also be joined by Southern AHEC Board Member, Erin Lunn, PA-C, MHS who will present on the topic of “How to serve a community that suffers from addiction and get them the care they deserve.”

9:00: Arrival & Breakfast

9:30: Activism Keynote
The keynote message will focus on practical activism and how what seems like ordinary people can do extraordinary things that change the lives of others.

10:00: Workshop- Your World is Not The World 
The goal of this session is to create an environment where participants can identify, address, and eliminate their own individual biases so that they are able to connect with diverse communities. Participants will be guided through interactive discussions, videos and exercises that will challenge their beliefs and force them to examine themselves. The session is broken into four key areas: braving discomfort, self reflection, deep listening and proximity and action.

12:00: Working Lunch and Community Health: Practicing Trauma Informed Care
We will enjoy a delicious lunch while hearing from AHEC Board Member, Erin Lunn, PA-C, MHS, on the topic of “How to serve a community that suffers. from addiction and get them the care they deserve.”

1:30: District Walk & Departure
Learn about how leaders and students like you, utilized practical activism strategies to not only change the city of Birmingham but also inspire the world. Key spots on the district walk are 16th Street Baptist Church, Kelly Ingram Park, AG Gatson Motel, WENN Radio Station and the Arthur Shores building.






T. Marie King, BA, MAL, MDiv

T. Marie King is Director of Youth Pathways and Experiences with Jones Valley Teaching Farm, in Birmingham Alabama. T. Marie is also an advisor for the creation of equitable spaces, she’s an expert in facilitating difficult conversations and challenges audiences through her lectures to do the necessary self-work to become a part of active communal change.

 T. Marie is a trained Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation facilitator through the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and a trained Empathetic Facilitator through Create Forward. In December 2022 T. Marie co-produced and released her first full length documentary to worldwide audiences on the unsung hero and civil rights icon the Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth. The documentary was premiered and released on Alabama Public Television but can also be viewed on PBS.org worldwide.

Erin Lunn McAdams, PA-C

Erin Lunn McAdams, PA-C is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Alabama Physician Assistant Studies program since 2015, where she serves as the Co-Director of Clinical Education. She was commissioned into the US Army in 2008 and served 11 years in the National Guard and Army Reserves. Erin serves as a Primary Care clinician at Veterans Recovery Resources (VRR) since they opened their doors in 2018 and in 2022 transitioned to the role of Director of Community Education and Training with this organization serving as a subject matter expert in Trauma Informed Care Practices.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

 520 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

To reserve a hotel room for the night of the 26th, please contact Earl Johnson at eljohnso@uab.edu by January 9, 2023.

The Alabama Statewide Area Health Education Center is funded in part by the Health Resources and Services Administration, the federal agency charged with training health professionals and improving health care for people who are geographically isolated, economically disadvantaged or medically vulnerable. The contents of this website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.