Week 17: June 28, 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.
Real Stories She's Not a Boy (Intersex Documentary). Tatenda Ngwaru left Zimbabwe facing discrimination due to being born with an intersex trait. She discusses the challenges she face in Africa and the challenges she now faces in New York as a proud African intersex advocate.

Cured Documentary Panel Discussion. Last week we screened cured, a documentary about the fight to remove homosexuality from the DSM followed by a riveting panel discussion. If you didn't have a chance to see the panel discussion last week, please feel free to stream this recording. Panel participants include: Dr. Sherita Strong, Senator Megan Hunt, Rev Magora Kennedy, Bennett Singer, Dr. Pillard moderated by Dr. Arthur Kornitsky.
Graying Rainbows Episode 41. Dr. Lorena de Idiáquez Bakula shares her story of growing up as a boy in Puru, where she attended university and medical school before moving to the United States to complete her training to become an oncologist. It was not until years after she became a successful physician that she was able to transition and embrace her identity as a woman.
Serving Diverse Elders. Strategies for Meaningful Inclusion in Service Planning and Delivery. As the older adult population increases in size, many Aging Network providers are considering the unique needs and barriers that diverse elder communities experience. Outside forces like systemic oppression can add to the lifetime of discrimination that some diverse elders have faced. The more intersecting identities a person holds, the more likely the older adult lived and continues to live knowing that on a daily basis they may face obstacles. Diverse elders must be included as aging services and programs are designed, implemented, and evaluated. This guideline produced by the National Consortium on Aging Resources For Seniors' Equity Members aims to provide tools and resources needed to be more inclusive of culturally diverse populations of older adults.