Racial Justice Resources
Resources to Show Solidarity and Stand Against Racism
At this time, we encourage all members of our community to learn meaningful ways to show solidarity and stand against racism and hate in all its forms by referring to the resources below. These resources were curated by the Georgetown School of Medicine Office of Diversity & Inclusion, The CUNY School of Medicine, and other medical schools in the Group on Diversity & Inclusion (GDI) with the AAMC.Like many medical schools, hospitals, and health care systems across the country uniting together right now around racial justice, we also ask that you recognize the overwhelming and disproportionate psychological toll these events continue to have on our African American students, staff and faculty, and ask that you practice compassion and radical empathy to our colleagues and students experiencing trauma in the aftermath of these tragedies.
We are also including resources that address anti-Asian American racism and xenophobia that has been on the rise during COVID19 and what you can do to better address bias and be a more effective bystander/upstander and ally.
We encourage those experiencing trauma to practice self-care by connecting with friends, family and school supports or by using some of the resources provided below. Med students, please access counseling with Dr. Simoné Jalon by emailing her directly at email@example.com. Faculty and staff, please reach out to the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP), which provides free confidential counseling and referral services. Visit: hr.georgetown.edu/fsap or call (202) 687-2396.
The ODEI team will be sending out a weekly digest of top curated articles on racial justice identified by our colleagues and share upcoming events (campus/city-wide, nationally) to summarize opportunities to learn and connect with the Space and Places for Advocacy & Racial-Justice Knowledge (SPARK). If you have suggestions for good articles/resources, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Selected Reads/Videos to Prioritize:
- [AAMC] AAMC Statement on Executive Order Combating Race & Sex Stereotyping
- AAMC: While the executive order contains some elements that are universally agreed upon and with which we agree, it also exhibits a misunderstanding of most diversity and inclusion training programs and therefore will only further divide an already fragmented nation…The central purpose of diversity and inclusion training is, in fact, to bring the country together, not to further divide it. Only through better understanding of our conscious and unconscious biases, learning about other cultures in our pluralistic society, reaffirming our commitment to being anti-racist, and challenging long-held beliefs – that we hold ourselves and that we hold about others – will we heal the divisions now shaking our nation to its core”. The referenced Executive Order can be found here.
- [NPR] Neuroscience Has a Whiteness Problem: This Research Project Aims to Fix It.
- [Lancet] Uché Blackstock: dismantling structural racism in health care.
- [STATnews.com] Related piece- please see Dr. Blackstock’s article in January: Why Black doctors like me are leaving faculty positions in academic medical centers.
- [WAPO] Wells Fargo CEO apologizes after blaming shortage of Black talent for bank’s lack of diversity. In a memo to employees released by the bank, Scharf apologized for what was an “insensitive comment reflecting my own unconscious bias.”
- [American Journal of Bioethics] Racism & Bioethics: Experiences & Reflections by John R. Stone, in response to Bioethicists Can & Should Contribute to Addressing Racism. Article recently featured on the AAMC Group on Diversity & Inclusion resource network.
AAMC Statement on Police Brutality and Racism in America and Their Impact on Health
David J. Skorton, MD, AAMC president and CEO, and David A. Acosta, MD, AAMC chief diversity and inclusion officer released statement on police brutality and racism.
Resources for Engaging in Anti-Racism Work and Practicing Solidarity
- Resources for Engaging in Anti-Racism Work
- We are Living in a Racist Pandemic
- Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They’re Okay – Chances are They’re Not
- Affirming Black Lives Without Inducing Trauma
Resources for African American, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) to Engage in Self-Care
- Surviving & Resisting Hate: A Toolkit for People of Color
- Self-Care Tips for Black People Who Are Struggling with this Very Painful Week
Resources for Understanding and Confronting Anti-Asian Racism and Hate Crimes
- Resources link to a google doc that was created by Jason Oliver Chang from the University of Connecticut which contains links to statements from other institutions as well as a long list of helpful resources.
- Asian American Doctors and Nurses are Fighting Racism and the Coronavirus
- Coronavirus fears show how ‘model minority’ Asian Americans become the ‘yellow peril’
- The Rise of Coronavirus Hate Crimes
- Stop AAPI Hate Reporting Database
Resources for Wellness and Education for Students, Faculty, Staff
Georgetown University Resources
Dahlgren Memorial Library has curated several eBooks to support the work of the Racial Justice Committee for Change. They can be found by:
- Connecting to https://dml.georgetown.edu
- Clicking on “DML Catalog”
- Searching for title or author
- Within the book record, clicking on the “CONNECT TO DAHLGREN ONLINE RESOURCE” link
These books have concurrent user limits that are noted after the title of the chart below.
For Medical Students:
- To schedule an immediate appointment with CAPS please email Dr. Simoné Jalon directly at email@example.com. You may also schedule an appointment with CAPS by calling (202) 687-6985 from 9:00am -5:00 pm EST, Monday-Friday. In the event of an emergency after hours, please call (833) 960-3006 and you will be connected to a trained behavioral specialist.
- The Office of Campus Ministry is available to all students during business hours by calling (202) 687-5259. In addition, chaplains in residence may be reached after hours by calling (202) 677-0361.
For Faculty and Staff:
The new Anti-racism in Medicine collection within MedEdPORTAL provides educators with practice-based, peer-reviewed resources to teach anti-racist knowledge and clinical skills, elevates the educational scholarship of anti-racist curricula, and aims to convene a community of collaborators dedicated to the elimination of racism within medical education. To specifically support developers of and educators in anti-racist curricula, MedEdPORTAL also offer individualized mentorship for potential authors from the AAMC.
- The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) provides free confidential counseling and referral services to faculty, AAPs, and staff. For more information, visit hr.georgetown.edu/fsap or call (202) 687-2396.
- More mental health and telehealth resources for students, faculty, and staff can be found here.
MedStar Health has compiled a list of resources to support the well-being of our residents, faculty and staff:
- [New England Journal of Medicine] Am I Racist? Curated by Dr. William Licamele
- [Scientificamerican] Medical Schools Need to Get Better at Addressing Structural Racism by Yoshiko Iwai
- [Harvard Business Review] Academia Isn’t a Safe Haven for Conversations About Race & Racism by Tsedale M. Melaku & Angie Beeman. Note: This article was curated by Professor Joan Riley and Dr. Edilma Yearwood at the School of Nursing & Health Studies.
- [WBUR] A Dual Degree from Oxford. A Medical Degree from Harvard. Neither Protected Me From Racism by Dr. Tafadzwa Muguwe
- [NPR] What It Is Like to Be a Young Black Doctor by Nuki Yoguchi
- [Duke Basketball] Coach K Statement on Black Lives Matter by Coach Mike Krzyzewski. Note this video was curated by GUSOM medical school students
- [Vox] The Food World is Imploding Over Structural Racism. The Problems are much bigger than Bon Appetit by Alex Abod-Santos
- [UW Med] University of Washington Medicine’s Healthcare Equity and Anti-Racism Resources
- [Washington Post] Instagram as an emerging source of anti-racism education with a particularly powerful slide-deck on Medical Racism
- [NY Times] Rachel L. Swarns article on with Louisiana-residing descendants of the 272 enslaved people at Georgetown