Week 9: May 3 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.
From the Inside Out: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Leaders across the world are beginning to work towards prioritizing environments that promote diversity, and the focus has been to create inclusive spaces for others. However, we do not always take the time to understand and develop diversity within ourselves. In this TEDx talk Wendy Knight Agard discusses how to become conscious of diversity from the inside out and how we can best embrace it.
Anti-Racist Science Education. In correspondence with NPR’s Short Wave, scientist Esther Odekunle asks, “Does genius absolve racism?" Based on scientific curriculums starting from elementary school until even graduate education, the answer seems to be yes. Many budding scientists and health professionals do not learn the dark histories behind HeLa cells, the Tuskegee syphilis experiments, or the modern eugenics movement well into their careers. But what if science educators incorporated history and ethics into their lesson plans from the K-12 level? Learn how educators are promoting inclusive careers in science by discussing scientists of color, ethical scenarios, and medical apartheid in the classroom.
Five Ways the Health-Care System Can Stop Amplifying Racism. The healthcare system is only responsible for 10-15% of preventable mortality in the United States. However, the choices that healthcare professionals and policy makers make can challenge the structural racism evident in our current system. Dr. Ezekiel Emmanuel explores concrete changes that we can make to better serve diverse populations in healthcare.