SMPH Spring 2021 Initiative
This series of events and a toolkit of resources — all focused on anti-racism — will be highlighted throughout the spring 2021 semester. These resources are titled the “SMPH Spring 2021 Initiative: Advance Health by Acting Against Racism” and are part of the SMPH Building Community program. View the events and resources below.
There will be virtual film screenings, other events, and a Diversity Summit hosted by the school. The table below also highlights other campus events and resources for further learning. Some are standalone resources to explore throughout the semester. Others are meant to be reviewed before and after specific events to prepare or continue the conversation with others or within yourself.
Some events are co-sponsored by SMPH and UW Health. The school’s interim co-Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officers and other SMPH units such as the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Native American Center for Health Professions are helping organize events.
Martin Luther King Jr. Event
Renowned alumnus Tito Izard, MD ’96, joined us for a virtual event on Friday, Jan. 15 to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Dr. Izard will discuss the health impacts of systemic racism in a talk titled “Legends and Legacy: The masking of Black health in America.”
Link to supporting event resources below.
Film Screening: Black Men in White Coats
Join for a film screening of Black Men in White Coats on Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 6-8 p.m. This documentary dissects the systemic barriers preventing black men from becoming medical doctors and the consequences for society. Learn more about the film. Information to access the screening will be posted when it is available.
Link to supporting event resources below.
Event Page: Coming soon
The Diversity Summit on Tuesday, April 20 at 4 p.m. will feature keynote speaker Elena V. Rios, MD, MSPH, FACP — President & CEO of the National Hispanic Medical Association and President of the National Hispanic Health Foundation — for a talk titled “COVID-19 and Environmental Health Threats in the Latino Community.” The event will also feature several Latinx faculty physicians and staff from SMPH and will be followed by a question-and-answer session.
Link to supporting event resources below.
|Resources to Support our Black Community at UW-Madison||UW-Madison Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement||Black Men in White Coats||Resource Collection||Asynchronous||https://diversity.wisc.edu/black-community-support/|
|Black Men in White Coats Film Screening||UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health||Black Men in White Coats||Film Screening w/Q&A||2/24/21||https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScEzx-XaNwNc4bBJBVO9CU6vmeAnIAp3-a0LAWOndfs12i6Eg/viewform|
|CIMER: Opportunities to diversify the research workforce through mentored experiences||Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research||Black Men in White Coats||Website||Asynchronous||https://cimerproject.org/|
|Virtual Book Talk by Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa||Network of the National Library of Medicine Reading Club||General Learning||Live Event w/Q&A||1/14/21||https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=uXi-TS_rvKQ&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=NetworkoftheNationalLibraryofMedicine%5BNNLM%5D|
|NACHP Distinguished Lecture Series||The Native American Center for Health Professions||General Learning||Recorded Lectures||Asynchronous||https://www.med.wisc.edu/education/native-american-center-for-health-professions/distinguished-lecture-series/|
|2020-2021 Health Sciences Equity & Diversity Lunch & Learn Series: Decolonizing Healthcare||UW–Madison School of Pharmacy, School of Nursing, School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health||General Learning||Live Events||1/21/21, 2/18/21, 3/18/21, 4/22/21||https://ictr.wisc.edu/2020-2021-health-sciences-equity-diversity-lunch-learn-series/|
|21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge||America & Moore||General Learning||Self-Improvement Challenge||Asynchronous||https://www.eddiemoorejr.com/21daychallenge|
|20 Picture Books for 2020: Readings to Embrace Race, Provide Solace & Do Good||EmbraceRace||General Learning||Article||Asynchronous||https://www.embracerace.org/resources/20-picture-books-for-2020|
|Get Involved: Support Partners in Giving||UW-Madison||General Learning||Website||Asynchronous||https://giving.wi.gov/about-us/|
|How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi||Building Community/Ebling Library Book & Film Club||Ibram X. Kendi AAMC Talk||ebook||Asynchronous||https://patron.library.wisc.edu/authn/splash?url=http://wisc.eblib.com/patron/Authentication.aspx?ebcid=f4b214b2e48549d79785f69233d02b21&echo=1&userid=%5eu`|
|Is There a Cure for Racism? by Ibram X. Kendi||Association of American Medical Colleges||Ibram X. Kendi AAMC Talk||Recorded Lecture||TBD|
|Self-Improvement: Antiracist Checklist for Whites||Robin DiAngelo||Ibram X. Kendi AAMC Talk||Checklist||Asynchronous||https://robindiangelo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Antiracist-Checklist-2015.pdf|
|Antiracism Training and Resources for Organizational Development||National Juvenile Justice Network||Ibram X. Kendi AAMC Talk||Website||Asynchronous||https://www.njjn.org/our-work/training-and-resources|
|Book Club: How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi||Ebling Library Book & Film Club||Ibram X. Kendi AAMC Talk||Live Event||1/13/21||https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040b48abab2ba7ff2-soyouwant|
|John Lewis: Good Trouble Film Screening||UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health||John Lewis: Good Trouble||Film Screening w/Q&A||TBD||https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmU768shq_BjmatXda6FbAAoAmGo3DrHaPwtNpKLPsFHujlA/viewform?usp=sf_link|
|Antiracism Resources for White People||John Lewis: Good Trouble||Resource Collection||Asynchronous||https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BRlF2_zhNe86SGgHa6-VlBO-QgirITwCTugSfKie5Fs/edit|
|Black History Month Events at UW-Madison||UW-Madison||John Lewis: Good Trouble||Website||Asynchronous||https://www.wisc.edu/black-history/|
|Get Involved: Support Urban Triage||Urban Triage, Inc.||John Lewis: Good Trouble||Website||Asynchronous||https://urbantriage.org/about|
|Opinion: COVID-19 reveals that descendants of slavery still have three-fifths status||Building Community/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel||MLK Day||Article||Asynchronous||https://www.jsonline.com/in-depth/news/solutions/2020/09/10/coronavirus-some-americans-still-considered-three-fifth-citizen/5750622002/|
|MLK Jr. Day event: Legends and Legacy: The masking of Black health in America by Tito Izard, MD||Building Community||MLK Day||Live Event w/Q&A||1/15/21||https://intranet.med.wisc.edu/martin-luther-king-jr-event-day/|
|Are you funding predominantly white organizations to do racial justice work?||Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity||MLK Day||Article||Asynchronous||https://racialequity.org/2020/04/are-you-funding-predominantly-white-organizations-to-do-racial-justice-work/|
|Get Involved: Join the BLM Movement||Black Lives Matter||MLK Day||Website||Asynchronous||https://blacklivesmatter.com/|
|UW Health DEI Resources and Action Items||UW Health||MLK Day||Resource Collection||Asynchronous||https://uwmadison.app.box.com/s/2jpot6jubzpbqawwgt900fuhdk5pxcc3|
|Addressing Systemic Racism: Reframing and Reforming our Health and Health Care Systems||UW-Madison Center for Community Engagement and Health||MLK Day||Recorded Lecture||Asynchronous||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFqWvawpefs&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=LifecourseInitiativeforHealthyFamilies|
|The Impact of Systemic Racism on Health and Health Care Systems in Wisconsin||Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin||MLK Day||Recorded Lecture||Asynchronous||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H55qIMiVMfg&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=PharmacyWisconsin|
|Diversity Summit 2021: COVID-19 and Environmental Health Threats in the Latino Community||UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health||SMPH Diversity Summit||Live Event w/Q&A||4/20/21||https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdxgrg3WrOyva5iu-iUvy-dZrh8ZnKZxs-wiQFswkU9iGO__A/viewform|
|UW-Madison Diversity Forum 2020: Resources to Continue the Work||UW–Madison Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement||SMPH Diversity Summit||Resource Collection||Asynchronous||https://diversity.wisc.edu/diversity-forum-2020-resources/|
|Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Resource Guide||Ebling Library||SMPH Diversity Summit||Resource Collection||Asynchronous||https://researchguides.library.wisc.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion|
|Madison & Dane County MLK Day Observance Featuring Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.||Dane County King Coalition/UW-Madison Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement||MLK Day||Live Event||1/18/21||https://diversity.wisc.edu/2021/01/mlk-coalition-event-to-feature-eddie-s-glaude-jr-on-jan-18/|
Check back here as events conclude for summaries and recordings.