2020 Anti-Racism Series

June 15, 2020
Francisco Moreno, MD 


Quickly recognizing in group and out group membership has benefited humans evolutionarily. The observed physiological, psychological, emotional, and behavioral responses to difference may resemble threat-based reactions explained by attachment of pre-established social values and preferences for specific groups. Since the apparent lack of awareness of unconscious bias results in lower quality and satisfaction with healthcare, the successful alignment of behaviors and intentions is essential for health professionals to improve the experience of care, quality, and outcomes for outgroup members.


June 22, 2020
Stephanie Troutman Robbins, PhD


This multi-genre presentation: part talk, part dialogue and part personal reflection and action planning will be about “finding your lane” for doing the work of racial justice. Building on the Implicit Bias information and activities presented in Dr. Moreno’s June 15th talk. This presentation will be geared toward understanding what we can do—individually and as part of our shared health and medical communities—to combat racism by using our unique skills, abilities, talents and voices as a starting point for identifying how we can commit to playing our role in local and small-scale revolutionary change. Resources for deep engagement and ongoing self-reflection will be provided and discussed.

June 29, 2020
Odinakachukwu (Odi) Ehie, MD

Why Did You Say That?: The Tools to Manage Microaggression

This workshop: part talk, part small-group breakout session and part personal reflection will be about understanding the concepts of microaggression and micro inequity as well as practicing the tools that can be used to address them through bystander training. This session will further build on the Implicit Bias presentation given by Dr. Moreno and the Anti-Racist Strategies and Action talk presented by Dr. Troutman.

July 6, 2020
Noshene Ranjbar, MD, Patricia Harrison-Monroe, PhD, & Tommy K. Begay, PhD, MPH

Racial Trauma Panel

This panel discussants will speak about Trauma and its medical, social, and psychological effects, illustrating Historical Trauma on Native Americans, and Race-related - generational, -developmental adversity, and -current life stressors. Recognizing the impact of longitudinal Racial Trauma is an essential tool to the development of Trauma Informed solutions for healthcare and interpersonal interactions.

July 13, 2020
Sylk M. Sotto, Ed.D.

Actions We Can Take to Advance Equity in Academic Medicine

Being part of academic medicine also means witnessing, and at times being complicit of working in systems which perpetuate pervasive inequities and health disparities. However, we celebrate in hope many ways our committed colleagues, students, trainees and staff are championing the combat against racism and discrimination. As many have asked: What can I do within my academic role? Dr. Sotto will build on previous discussions as part of this series, with a practical discussion on top things faculty and members of our academic community can do to advance racial equity in academic medicine, hoping your engagement will allow us to add and practice many more.

July 27, 2020
Teré Fowler Chapman

A Liberating Praxis: Understanding the Intersectionality of Race, Gender, & Sexuality.

The BIPOC LGBTQIA+ community is pivotal in movements for civil rights. However, this same population is often underrepresented and under-supported within their racial groups. This lack of visibility leads to discrimination and violence for this population at a disproportionate rate. This webinar is the beginning of a conversation that will explore foundational concepts of gender and sexuality through a social constructive lens, examine ways in which race plays an integral role in this community's liberation, and identify daily practices that can foster equitable social change.

August 3, 2020
Dr. Thanh-Giang "Tina" Vu, MD

Racism and the Asian Experience in the US: Past, Present, and Future

Asians make up the fastest growing ethnic group within the United States. The diversity within the group itself and its long and varied immigration history have created a complex relationship between Asians and Asian-Americans and the space they occupy in the country. Come discuss the role of identity, the lens of racism, and what we can do to increase inclusion and see this population as it is.