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"The highlight of the day was the interaction with the interns talking about their programs and learning about resources ... The connections with other organizations are too many to name ... I am so impressed with what BTG is doing for the students and for this community."
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About the Annual Symposium

The BTG Annual Symposium is held each fall in Philadelphia. Students present their projects as poster displays and facilitate workshops based on the public health issues they encountered during their BTG Community Health Internship. The Symposium is open to the broader community, providing a forum for dialogue and networking opportunities among public health officials, community organizations and agency personnel, grantmakers, academic faculty and staff, students, and others interested in improving the quality of life in our communities.

Each year, BTG honors an individual whose work embodies the values and ideals of the program. The honoree acts as the symposium's keynote speaker and his or her book serves as a central text for the Community Health Internship Program.

BTG 25th Anniversary Symposium, October 9, 2015

David SheffDanny Glover, Keynote Speaker, BTG Honoree

An award-winning actor, producer, humanitarian and activist, Danny Glover has been a commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more than 30 years.

Glover advocates for economic justice, education and health care access in the United States and Africa. For these efforts he received a 2006 DGA Honor and a 2011 Pioneer Award from the National Civil Rights Museum. He has served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Program and currently serves as UNICEF Ambassador. In 2014 he received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of San Francisco.


To see highlights of the 25th Anniversary Symposium, click here.


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