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 sj787@georgetown.edu. 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.


Racial-Justice Knowledge:

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 somdiversityandinclusion@georgetown.edu.

Selected Reads/Videos to Prioritize:

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 Dialogue and Allyship

How to Talk About Race and Racism

Resources for Engaging in Anti-Racism Work and Practicing Solidarity 

Resources for African American, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) to Engage in Self-Care

Resources for Understanding and Confronting Anti-Asian Racism and Hate Crimes

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 sj787@georgetown.edu. 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: