Week 5: April 5, 2021
UNMC 21-week Racial Equity Challenge
Welcome to the 21-week Racial Equity Challenge
Diversity scholar Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. [eddiemoorejr.com] created the 21-Day Challenge concept to promote a deeper understanding of race, power, privilege, supremacy, and oppression. The UNMC Department of Medicine has modified this challenge to create a 21-week program in collaboration with the Office of Inclusion. You can subscribe to receive weekly emails with suggested articles, podcasts, and webinars that will help you raise awareness, compassion, understanding, and engagement towards racial equity. You can get a lapel pin from the Office of Inclusion that will represent your commitment towards working towards racial equity and understanding the experience of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color who are your colleagues, friends, patients, and community members Track your progress here.
Black Mental Health Matters: Microtrauma and Microaggressions in Communities of Color, Part II As the world is watching Derek Chauvin on trial for the murder of George Floyd, we would like to recognize the mental health impacts of police brutality on BIPOC. Dr. Eunice Peterson presents on how microaggressions, microtrauma and systemic racism impact the mental health of members of the Black community. She specifically goes into depth about the direct and indirect mental health impacts of police brutality on Black youth.
American Journal of Public Health: Harnessing Police Brutality: Is this a revolution? In this podcast, public health exports discuss the reasons that police brutality is a public health issue, the need for more research on how to address its harms, and public health initiatives that could reduce instances of police brutality against BIPOC. The four guests are Sirry Alang (Lehigh University), Mary Bassett (former Commissioner of Health for New York City), Lisa Bowleg, (George Washington University and AJPH), Leana Wen (former Baltimore's Health Commissioner). Here is the transcript.
Harvard Gazette: Solving Racial Disparities in Policing Harvard has launched a multipart series called Unequal which highlights the work of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and researchers on issues of race and inequality in the United States. Collen Walsh presents an overview of the educational, research, and advocacy efforts currently underway to address racial disparities in policing.