Events » Session 4: How to Talk About Race, Power, & Privilege in the Classroom

Session 4: How to Talk About Race, Power, & Privilege in the Classroom

Health Equity Professional Development Learning Series Agenda
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Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Gelman rm 101 (National Churchill Library)

Howard Straker, EdD, MPH, PA Susan LeLacheur, DrPH, PA-C

Howard Straker, EdD, MPH, PA
Assistant Professor, GW SMHS
Director, GW PA/MPH Program

Susan LeLacheur, DrPH, PA-C
Professor, GW SMHS
Department of Physician Assistant Studies

This session will discuss how to create a safe and inclusive classroom for vulnerable conversations while sharing strategies and tools for facilitating discussions about bias; including race/class/sexuality in case studies, and teaching beyond the “hidden” curriculum. Attendees will learn to:

  • Name three common challenges that make instructors and learners feel discomfort with discussing race, power, and privilege;
  • State comfort with translating the SMHS curriculum guidelines on how to talk about social differences in case studies and discussion boards; and
  • Acknowledge the need to push back against limited canons of texts, resources, and stories that either perpetuate stereotypes or normalize dominant narratives on social identities.

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this regularly scheduled series for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.