Week 16: June 21, 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.
A day in the life of Refugees. One percent of our world’s population is currently displaced. The number of people forcibly displaced by conflict, violence and persecution reached a record 82.4 million in 2020, despite the impacts of COVID-19. Between 2018 and 2020, an average of between 290,000 and 340,000 children were born into a refugee life per year. The Voices of America has released a new documentary to give you perspective into the lives of refugees.
Marking World Refugee Day. The number of people around the world who had been forcibly displaced from their homes increased to a 82.4 million people around the world. On this World Refugee Day, the Voice of America has released a special 96-minute documentary chronicling “A Day in the Life of Refugees.” It brought together more than 100 contributors and stories from over 30 countries. In this podcast you get a 30 minute sneak peak.
Millions of Refugees Face Hunger as Donor Support Withers. The World Food Program assists more than 115 million people in 80 countries and is appealing for international support for millions of destitute refugees. It has received just 55 percent of the $15.3 billion it needs to implement life-saving operations this year. "If we do not get money, we may be forced to prioritize further or even to suspend activities. This will affect vulnerable groups depending on WFP support, particularly malnourished children," said Phiri, a spokesman for World Food Program.