At the start of the 2020-21 academic year the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) and the SMHS Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Anti-Racism Coalition (ARC) launched an educational series to increase understanding about issues related to race, racism, and anti-racism; foster growth in the personal anti-racist domain; and promote a culture where race and other intersecting identities are understood, valued, and have equitable standing.
Next up in the ongoing series will be an advocacy training event, “Envisioning Equity: A CALL TO ACTION!” Wednesday, March 3 from noon to 1 p.m. Leading the session will be Mandi Pratt-Chapman, PhD, associate center director for patient-centered initiatives and health equity at GW Cancer Center. The event will focus on identifying historical and religious contexts that root “-isms” into U.S. economic, medical, and research systems; identify strategies for advancing health through a health equity lens; and offer access tools for those interested in moving from theory to practice.
GW ARC Initiatives and Achievements Submission Form
The success of the GW ARC initiative depends on the contributions of all members of the SMHS, GW Hospital, Children’s National Hospital, and GW Medical Faculty Associates communities. If you, your department, or organization has an achievement or initiative that promotes the ideals of the Anti-Racism Coalition. Submit that information on the GW ARC website.