Racism Awareness Week 2022

January 10-14, 2022

On behalf of the Racism Awareness Week (RAW) Committee, we would like to invite you to The Florida State University College of Medicine’s annual RAW!

 

RAW is a week-long series of events created to raise awareness about racism and highlighting themes surrounding racial disparities, injustice, and inequalities, while relating these issues to the realm of medicine and healthcare. We strongly believe racism is an important topic to be discussed year-round. RAW was organized by a group of medical students who were concerned with “racial flares” and wanted to have conversations regarding racism and its impact in medicine as they were “unsure how to be change agents.” They hoped that RAW would provide fellow students with the tools to understand how racism affects their future patients and likely themselves.

 

This year, we are kicking off the week with a discussion on COVID vaccine hesitancy within the minority community with our guest speaker Dr. Cyneetha Strong, M.D. who will discuss her experiences and approach to this topic. Join us Monday, January 10th at 6pm to listen to her kick off RAW 2022.

 

We hope you all take the time and join us in learning about racial disparities, injustice, and inequalities from our amazing lineup of speakers. We are excited to see everyone attend and to gain the tools to understand how to address racism and most importantly, to stimulate impactful changes in building empathy and progress in our communities. RAW will take place from January 10 -14, 2022.

 

Schedule of Events

Date & Time Event Location
Monday, January 10, 6:00 PM COVID Vaccine Hesitancy in the Community

Zoom lD: 998 4376 7107

Tuesday, January 11, Noon Racism in Asian & Asian American Communities

Zoom lD: 982 9437 9806

Tuesday, January 11, 6:00 PM Racial Disparities & Hispanic Migrant Workers

Zoom ID: 979 4843 2036

Wednesday, January 12, 6:00 PM The Intersection of Race, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Zoom lD: 998 6194 2786

Thursday, January 13, 6:00 PM Med Table Talk: An Unfiltered Take on Microaggressions in Medicine

Zoom ID: 998 5897 2190

Friday, January 14, 4:00 PM

Racism Awareness Week Block Party

FSU College of Medicine Courtyard

 

Prizes

Attendees can look forward to giveaways such as scrubs, t-shirts, books, and gift cards!

Fundraising

Support minority-focused organizations by buying a t-shirt. Our goal is to donate $500 to support these organizations. Thank you in advance for your donation!

Buy a RAW t-shirt

Social

Instagram: @FSUCoMRacismAwarenessWeek & @FSUCoM

Facebook: @FSUCollegeofMedicine

Twitter: @FSUCoM

Contacts

 

Malory Alexis

Schemide Zetrenne

Session Details

 

Event

Description/Speakers

 

 

COVID Vaccine Hesitancy in the Community

 

 

Monday, January 10

 

 6-7 p.m.

 

 

Zoom lD: 998 4376 7107

 

 

Event Description: A discussion on COVID vaccine hesitancy within the minority community. Our guest speaker, Dr. Cyneetha Strong, will discuss her experiences and approach to this topic.

 

Speaker: Cyneetha Strong, M.D.

 

 

Dr. Strong is a family medicine physician and associate professor at FSU PrimaryHealth and FSU College of Medicine. During the pandemic, she has worked in vaccine clinics and COVID education seminars within the Tallahassee community.

 

Racism in Asian & Asian American Communities

 

Tuesday, January 11

12-12:50 p.m.

 

Zoom lD: 982 9437 9806

Event Description: Dr. Campos will discuss specific ways racism and discrimination is perpetuated against AAPI communities in this country, how the pandemic influenced the rise in hate crimes, and how those outside the community can be better allies.

 

Speaker: Portia Campos, Ph.D., MPA

 

 

Dr. Campos is an assistant teaching professor and internship coordinator at Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy. She has a Ph.D. in public administration from Rutgers and an MPA from Florida State University, as well as a B.A. in journalism and public relations from Temple University. She is an expert on Asian American xenophobia.

 

Racial Disparities & Hispanic Migrant Workers

 

 

Tuesday, January 11

 

6-7 p.m.

 

 

 

Zoom ID: 979 4843 2036

Event Description: Based on her experience as a family physician serving the underserved, Dr. Kreamer will lend a great perspective on what it means to work in a small and racially diverse community.

 

Speaker: Stephanie Kreamer, M.D. ABFM

 

 

Dr. Kreamer, originally from San Diego, Calif., received her undergraduate degree from  the University of Pennsylvania and her M.D. from Howard University.  She completed her residency in family medicine at Georgetown University-Providence Hospital. She is a family physician in Quincy, Fla., working with many racial minorities, including undocumented immigrants, in the rural and underserved community.

 

The Intersection of Race, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

 

 

Wednesday, January 12 

 

6-7 p.m.

 

Zoom lD: 998 6194 2786

Event Description: Dr. Green will lead an informative discussion on the intersection of race, sexual orientation, and gender. 

 

Speaker: Maya Green, M.D., MPH