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"Dismantling Systemic Racism: A Curriculum for the UCLA Health Science Community"

"Dismantling Systemic Racism: A Curriculum for the UCLA Health Science Community"

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 12:00pm to Friday, December 18, 2020 - 1:30pm
Virtual via Zoom
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The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA School of Nursing and the UCLA School of Dentistry have created a curriculum to address anti-black racism to dismantle systemic racism for students, staf and faculty. The goal is to create a cultural shift within the health sciences community — students, faculty and staff — that dismantles systemic racism and provides affirming educational and social spaces for BIPOC individuals. This multi-part series is a call to action bringing together community members from the four health sciences schools at UCLA.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to be part of the study group. Every two months the group will review a new set of readings that will provide group members with the tools necessary to address and dismantle systemic racism. A study group will be held on the second month to dialogue and discuss the readings.

The curriculum includes four modules. Group members are welcome to participate in every module, but should feel free to attend those sessions that work best for their schedules.

Curriculum Module Outline

Curriculum One: How to be Anti-Racist

Curriculum Two: Sitting with the Discomfort: Addressing Whiteness

Curriculum Three: Demystifying the Oppression Olympics: Intersectionality

Curriculum Four: The Gates of Freedom: Sustainability  

The first 40 people to sign up for Curriculum One will receive a copy of Ibram X. Kendi's book, “How to be An Antiracist.”