The Voice: Medical Edition Candid Consciousness vs. Silent Protests

Candid Consciousness vs. Silent Protests


Each year, Georgetown honors the enduring legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through a series of events on campus and in the greater Washington, D.C. community that reflect theuniversity’s Jesuit values of contemplation in action and cura personalis. 

The Let Freedom Ring! Initiative – led by co-chairs Patricia Grant, associate dean in theMcDonough School of Business and Andria Wisler, executive director of the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service – invites students, faculty and staff to participate in a week of events celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This year, the Initiative provides the opportunity to continue the conversations on our campus about our capacity to bring about social change.

“The Voice, Medical Edition: Candid Consciousness vs. Silent Protests ” is a play off of the popular TV show The Voice, in which we will use an expert panel to help mold budding medical professionals into empowered clinicians. It is an interactive event in which everyone’s “voice” will be heard through live polling, and live question submission. We intend to openly discuss the unique position of the socially conscious physician given the current climate of racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, religious, gender and sexual identity bias. Our goal is for this to be a candid discussion where we address real issues with real language and real emotions and opinions. The purpose ofthe event is to generate healthy and honest dialogue around these issues and brainstorm solutions as they play a very significant role in our practice as current and future physicians. 

We look forward to you joining us for this important panel discussion.