Racism Awareness Week

Start Date
Mon, 1/14/2019
End Date
Fri, 1/18/2019
Central Campus
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Directions to the FSU College of Medicine: From downtown, travel west on Tennessee Street and turn left on Stadium Drive.

Metered parking is available on the first floor of the Spirit Way Garage. There is also limited parking available at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 312 Stadium Dr. Please see parking attendant for a pass that must be displayed in window.


Racism Awareness Week is a weeklong event dedicated to bringing awareness to the current racial issues in society as they relate to medicine. The goal is to open discussions regarding history, current events, and how we can progress in the future. A full schedule of events is below. Thursday's talk from keynote speaker David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D. will be streamed live here.

Monday, Jan. 14
Privilege Walk

Presented by: College of Medicine students
Noon – 1 p.m. | Room 1200

This workshop encourages participants to learn to recognize how power and privilege can be manifested.

Tuesday, Jan. 15
Family Separation and Effects of Toxic Stress on Children

Presented by: Elena Reyes, Ph.D.
Noon – 1 p.m. | Room 1200

With the recent increase in family separations at the U.S. border, Dr. Reyes will discuss the negative health consequences this will have on immigrant children. Dr. Reyes oversees the Immokalee Health Education Site and serves as the director of the Center for Child Stress & Health.

Wednesday, Jan. 16
Recognizing Implicit Biases

Presented by: Jessica Pryce, Ph.D., MSW
Noon – 1 p.m. | Room 1200

Dr. Pryce will elaborate on what implicit biases are and how we can become aware of them. Dr. Pryce currently serves as the director of the Florida Institute for Child Welfare and has done extensive research on race, social work and child welfare.

Thursday, Jan. 17
Student Activism in Racism and Health Equity

Keynote Speaker: David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D.
Noon – 1 p.m. | Durell Peaden Auditorium

Dr. Satcher has dedicated his life to improving public health policy and eliminating health disparities through his leadership as the 16th Surgeon General of the United States, 13th director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and founding director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine. He will discuss the role of student activism in achieving racial justice and health equity and connect the dots between student civil rights activism in the 1950s and 1960s with student activism for racial justice in the 21st century.

Live stream

Friday, Jan. 18
How to Talk About Racism with Peers and Authority

Presented by: FSU’s Center for Leadership and Social Change
Noon – 1 p.m. | Room 1200

In this workshop, attendees will learn practical skills on speaking about and up against racism in both professional and social settings.


Full RAW 2019 Schedule

Featured speaker

Contact Name
Susan Salahshor

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