Join the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as we celebrate Black heritage, Black excellence and Black resilience. Today marks the beginning of Black History Month; however, let us remember that learning and appreciating Black history is a year-round commitment. We honor the past, present and future contributions of Black people. Our office is committed to combating racial inequities and amplifying the voices of our Black students, faculty and staff.
The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion presents Black History Month
Feb. 4: Minding Our Business: A Discussion About Racial Injustice, COVID-19 & Mental Health for BIPOC
Time: 12-1:30 p.m. EST
Feb. 8-12: BUMC Symposia: Celebrate the Legacy of Rebecca Lee Crumpler
** Sponsored by Boston University School of Medicine
Feb. 9: Diversity Dialogue: Race & Racism
A thought-provoking conversation for GUMC students
Time: 5-6 p.m. EST
Feb. 11: The Equalizer: Examining the Multiple Dimensions of Health Equity
Dr. Amanda E. Ferguson, Pharm.D, R.Ph.
Time 12-1 p.m. EST
Feb. 16: Integrating Racial Equity in Health System Performance
Dr. Christopher J. King, PhD, MHSc, FACHE
Time: 6-7 p.m. EST
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Feb. 17: #BlackDoctorsMatter: Enriching Medicine Since 1837
Georgetown’s SNMA Annual Melanin in Medicine
Time: 6-8:30 p.m. EST
Health Equity Forum
October 30, 12-1pm – Led by Rimsha Rana, David Nguyen, Kelly Grady
November 6, 12-1pm – Led by Georgia Wong, Kim Davis, Marcela Campoli
Past Learn-ins: June 30, 12-1pm – Unconscious Bias Training
Past Learn-ins: July 14, 12-1pm – Allyship Dialogue
GUMC Fall 2020 Racial Justice Book Club
This book club is open to all GU Students, Staff & Faculty & MedStar.
We are pleased to announce that our Fall Book Club is starting up in November and is co-sponsored by the Office of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and the Spaces & Places for Advocacy and Racial Justice Knowledge Organizing Group. Our second selected book is So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo. In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America. According to the National Book Review, the book is “much-needed and timely. It is more than a primer on racism. It is a comprehensive conversation guide.” This book is 272 pages. It is also currently being read by members of the Working Group for Racial Justice at MedStar.
This book club will be co-moderated by Dr. Keisha Bell, Vice Chair of Pediatrics, Inpatient Operations, Chief, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Division of Pediatric Critical Care, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, and Director for Department of Pediatrics Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Dean Susan Cheng, Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at GUSOM.
Students, staff and faculty across GUMC, GU and Medstar will also serve as small group discussion leaders. If you are interested in joining the book club please sign up here by Wednesday, October 28: Fall Book Club RSVP.
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We are pleased to announce that we will launch a Book Club this summer cosponsored by the Office of the Diversity & Inclusion and the Medical Center Graduate Student Organization’s (MCGSO) Equity Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Our first selected book is White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Dr. Robin DiAngelo. The book offers an historical and cultural analyses on what causes and inhibits cross-racial dialogue. This book is currently 11 weeks on the New York Times’ Best Seller List and is 154 pages.
This book club will be co-moderated by Dr. Keisha Bell, Vice Chair of Pediatrics, Inpatient Operations, Chief, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Division of Pediatric Critical Care and Dean Susan Cheng, Senior Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion at GUSOM. Students, staff and faculty across GUMC will also serve as small group discussion leaders.
If you are interested in joining the book club this summer, which starts in early July, please sign up here: Summer Book Club RSVP.