After years of convincing admin the need to incorporate certain topics revolving around racism and health justice in the curriculum, as a chapter, we've moved away from lunch lectures & 1-on-1 meetings to discuss our wishes to instead building Health Justice Teach-Ins that are student-led, discussion-based and multidisciplinary.
Health Justice Teach-In Objectives
1) Create space for collective readings, discussions and case-based sessions that focus on groups who have been historically marginalized (Black, Native, Latinx and Immigrant populations) and harmed due to racism and archaic nature of medicine.
2) Critically analyze these health justice topics under the context of Minnesota and more specifically the Twin Cities community through community site visits.
3) Prioritize perspectives from interdisciplinary fields like the social sciences, race, indigeneity, disability, gender & sexuality studies through a trauma-informed and healing-centered lens.
RSVP for sessions here and take a look at our syllabus here!
Incarceration, Policing, Racial Equity and Health Justice Series (Spring 2022)
(1) Advancing the mission of the medical school to integrate more anti-racist learning
(2) Increasing awareness about the intersections of incarceration, policing, and racism as political and social determinants of health and the role of a medical trainee and physician in addressing it.
(3) Provide a collaborative community engagement opportunity for medical students and improve community partnerships with the medical school, especially with the BIPOC community.
Watch the Incarceration, Policing, Racial Equity & Health Justice Sessions here. Schedule is below!