I, Too, Am Georgetown Medicine is a reflective, community building event open to all students, faculty and staff at the Georgetown School of Medicine. The theme of the event is: “Empathy in Action.” This work will give us an opportunity to flex our empathy muscles as we engage collectively to better understand and support ourselves, each other, and the diverse patient populations we serve.
In light of recent bias and hate events that have taken place on this campus last year as well as divisive events across the country that continue to occur, the event also speaks to the need for expanding our understanding and empathy of others in order to build a safe, more inclusive and welcoming environment.
The event will take place on the evening of Friday, February 10 at the medical school. (Detailed schedule below). We look forward to you joining us and engaging in this very important discussion.
All participants will:
- Delve deeper into issues of class, race, religion, sexual orientation, geography, and privilege and how these give rise to the varied experiences we have as individuals at Georgetown School of Medicine, and in the world at large.
- Engage in dialogue and activities about diversity and our experiences, where students, faculty and staff can speak freely, educate each other and learn from one another.
- Learn about tools and avenues to further the discussion and enact change to better our community.
- Come together for community building across classes and meet new colleagues, staff, faculty and meet up at a social hour at Epicurean at 7:30 with food and drink. Our hope is that this event will be the beginning of a meaningful discussion that will continue on for years to come!