White Coats Against Asian Hate & Racism Rally

 

Dear GW community,

With so many recent acts of violence against Asian Americans, many of us have been hurting with and for our Asian American colleagues. Those of us at the GW Hospital and the School of Medicine and Health Sciences wondered how we could come together and stand in solidarity with our Asian American and Pacific Islander colleagues. With May being the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we believed it would be a wonderful opportunity to organize a rally and show our unity in these times of division and racism against all minorities.

On Thursday, May 6th at 1 PM EST, there will be a White Coats Against Asian Hate and Racism rally in front of Ross Hall Courtyard. If you are part of the medical community and have a white coat, please bring one. But even if you are not, please join us in our rally to show your support. The strength of the GW community, with its numerous branches and entities, is our very own diversity. It would be an honor to have each and every one of you at the event to celebrate diversity and inclusion, as well as stand against racism.

The event will last from 1 pm to 1:30 pm approximately. We will have a moment of silence for the recent victims of hatred, including those from the Atlanta shooting a few weeks ago. We will also have several speakers who will speak on their own experiences of racism and also what we in the medical community or part of the greater GW community can do to be there for each other and stand against racism.

Please share this email and the attached flyer with your colleagues!
-The Organizing Committee, the White Coats Against Asian Hate and Racism Rally at GW

Surviving the Syndemic: Mental Health and COVID-19

To celebrate APHA’s National Public Health Week, join the Public Health Student Association and Drs. Yolandra Hancock and Jameta Nicole Barlow for a discussion on mental health and COVID-19 through the black lens. We hope that you can still attend this event at its new date and time. Thanks for being flexible!  Apr 16, 2021 1:00 PM ET   REGISTER HERE

GW Milken Institute School of Public Health Celebrates National Public Health Week

Celebrate National Public Health Week with GWSPH

Please register with links below

Monday, April 5 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Celebrating 200 Years: Fearless Science. Premiere screening of the film that captures the Hurricane Maria research by GWSPH scientists.

Tuesday, April 6 12:00pm to 1:00pm
The Do’s and Don’ts for NIH-R01 Applications
Meeting ID: 987 1533 2583
Passcode: GWSPH

Wednesday, April 7 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Strengthening Community: Harnessing Community Voice, Data and Input for Equitable Change. Speakers: Dr. Wendy Ellis, Dr. Daniel Chen, CCR Senior Researcher, and Dasha Dokshina, CCR Program Manager

Thursday, April 8 3:00pm
Environmental Justice. Featuring Dr. Susan Anenberg of GWU and the Natural Resources Defense Council

Black Health Matters – 12th Annual Black Public Health Conference | April 7-9 | Register

  • Introspection & Implicit Bias | Wed, Apr 7 | noon ET | Instagram Live@bphsn_gwu
  • Power & Privilege | Thu, Apr 8 | noon ET | Instagram Live@bphsn_gwu
  • Beyond Awareness to Action | Fri, Apr 9 | noon ET | Zoom

Learn more about National Public Health Week

Help promote #NPHW on social media

Bioethics Webinar Series: Faith and COVID-19

Join us on February 23rd at 12pm est as we revisit the topic of faith and the COVID-19 pandemic, this time looking through the lens of Christianity and Buddhism. COVID-19 has raised a plethora of ethical issues – from prevention and containment to cure and management.

Please join leading experts to discuss these issues in a Bioethics Interest Group (BIG) webinar series focused on COVID-19 ethical considerations.

Panelists:

Karma Lekshe Tsomo, PhD, Co-founder of Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women, founding director of the Jamyang Foundation, Professor, Theology and Religious Studies professor, University of San Diego

Rev. Dr. Isaac Mwase, PhD, Associate Pastor of Youth, Children, and Missions & Outreach at University Baptist Church, Baltimore, Maryland

*PE Credit Available (form can be found on the GW Public Health website)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/92142200510?pwd=NGlPemExd2Uycnh3VTE3amxudTBRdz09

or https://bit.ly/3jotrKv

  • Meeting ID: 921 4220 0510
  • Passcode: BIGCOVID19

The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice

The GW  Environmental Justice Action Network and Public Health Student Association present a special seminar: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice with Dina Gilio-Whitaker

Please join the Environmental Justice Action Network and Public Health Student Association as we host a special seminar with Ms. Dina Gilio-Whitaker, scholar, activist, and author of As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice from Colonization to Standing Rock on Tuesday, January 26th at 7:30 pm EST. RSVP at go.gwu.edu/giliowhitaker 

 

 

BIG Ethics and COVID-19 Webinar Series: Vaccine Ethics

BIG Ethics and COVID-19 Webinar Series: Vaccine Ethics
Tuesday, Jan 26, 2020 11:45am Eastern Time

Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/38YmrjL
Passcode: BIGCOVID19

Welcome back for a fresh round of bioethics topics! COVID-19 has raised a plethora of ethical issues – from prevention and containment to cure and management. Please join leading experts to discuss these issues in a Bioethics Interest Group (BIG) webinar series focused on COVID-19 ethical considerations. Hosted by the Office of Research Excellence (ORE), these webinars host ethics experts from GW, the United States, and abroad to discuss key ethical dilemmas and principles precipitated by the pandemic.
*PE Hour Available*

Opportunities to Decrease Health Disparities in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities

JOIN US FOR THE DYNAMIC CONVERSATION: OPPORTUNITIES TO DECREASE HEALTH DISPARITIES

TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 6 PM – 7 PM EST
COVID-19 has continued to shine a light on inequities in our society. However, we have yet to scratch the surface on forgotten victims of COVID-19, which are those in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities. Mask wearing is a norm to many of us, what about those who read lips or who are hard of hearing?
Register today to join this important conversation!
ASL INTERPRETERS WILL BE PROVIDED

 

Rodham Institute: Unpacking Whiteness in the LGBTQ+ Community

Join us for a dynamic conversation in our Unpacking Whiteness Series:
How Does Whiteness Dominate the Narrative Among Sexual and Gender Minority Populations?
TUESDAY, JANUARY 19TH
6 PM – 7 PM EST

REGISTER HERE 

White supremacy permeates all facets of life and every population. The LGBTQ+ Community is not immune to the disease of White supremacy. As we continue to discuss unpacking Whiteness, we would like to explore how Whiteness is often used to oppress minorities who are part of this group, just like others. In order to dismantle racist structures, we must first discuss how they were built. Join our esteemed panelists for a thought-provoking conversation.

Toward Racial Healing: Confronting White Supremacy in Academia

On the Day of Racial Healing, GW’s Center for Community Resilience and Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness present:

The violent coup attempt at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 was a gut-wrenching reminder of the harm and trauma that results from centuries of unchecked white supremacy and racial hierarchy. As we rightfully critique and condemn expressions of white supremacy in broader society, we must also account for the ways it manifests within our own institution.

 

On National Day of Racial Healing (January 19, 12:00-1:30pm ET), please join GW’s Center for Community Resilience and Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness for a panel discussion on confronting white supremacy within the School of Public Health (GWSPH).

 

The event will begin with a discussion that shares how white supremacy has been institutionalized in academia; offers first-hand perspectives from faculty, students, and staff about their experiences of white supremacy within GWSPH; and describes the urgent need to center anti-racism. The discussion will be followed by a robust Q&A session that dives into where GWSPH is today and what needs to change in order to move toward racial healing and equity.

Please register to participate in the event and see below for an important content warning. We look forward to the conversation.

CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNING: 

Please note that this event will focus on challenging content dealing with racism, white supremacy, misogyny, and violence — including in the real-life experiences of members of the GWSPH community. This session is best suited for those who wish to intentionally enhance relationships and be connected listeners, and we encourage participants to prepare themselves emotionally in advance. Thank you.

 

Center for Community Resilience
Sumner Redstone Global Center for Prevention & Wellness
Milken Institute School of Public Health
The George Washington University
Follow us on Twitter: @ResilNation

Antiracism Nursing Student Alliance Spring Speaker Series

Please join our friends and colleagues in the School of Nursing in supporting the launch of the Antiracism Nursing Student Alliance. This new student organization’s inaugural lecture features Dr. Nemata Blyden in celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Wednesday, January 13 at 6:00 p.m.

REGISTER HERE. All members of the GW community and their guests are welcome. Please share.

Dr. Nemata Blyden, a history professor in GW’s Columbian College, will deliver a lecture titled “Our Claims are on America,” exploring African Americans’ struggles for equality.