DEI Events

October 14, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Patient Engagement and Healthcare Communication Symposium

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Patient Engagement and Healthcare Communication symposium connect like-minded scholars and University community members as we discuss shared interest in improving healthcare in ways that promote inclusion and equity through provider-patient communication. This event features two keynote speakers who are experts in patient-provider communication with racially diverse patients. Their scholarship both documents and theorizes about how racism manifests in interactions between providers and their patients, exacerbating health inequities, and focuses on interventions to improve patient-provider communication (e.g., by reducing implicit bias). The symposium features two-panel discussions that cover essential topics centering on research and practice. Panel speakers represent the University and larger community. Symposium participants are invited to participate in discussions and poster presentations.

September 28, "How to Put Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into Action at the Libraries."

A discussion panel "How to Put Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into Action at the Libraries." Equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives and practices have been discussed widely in the library world for several years. How can libraries go beyond talk? Panelists will discuss current issues and challenges in diversity, equity, and inclusion in libraries including staffing, collections, services, and programming.

May 25, Building Power to Fight for the Common Good: Black Lives Matter, Racial Justice and Labor

Using examples from their own research, organizing, and media work, Todd Wolfson and Chenjerai Kumanyika will discuss how Black Lives Matter is a response to long-held racial disparities. They will also explore how the movement has critiqued systemic racism in criminal justice and consider how this fight intersects with historic and contemporary labor struggles.