The Florida State University College of Medicine will host its annual student-run Racism Awareness Week beginning Monday, Jan. 14.
The weeklong event will feature keynote speaker David Satcher, former U.S. surgeon general under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush and former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Satcher will discuss the role of student activism in achieving racial justice and health equity.
Satcher began his journey as a civil rights activist as a student and will connect the dots between student civil rights activism in the 1950s and 1960s and student activism in the 21st century. He has dedicated his life to improving public health policy and eliminating health disparities through his leadership in the U.S. government and as founding director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine.
Satcher’s presentation will take place:
THURSDAY, JAN. 17
NOON - 1 P.M.
DURELL PEADEN AUDITORIUM
FSU COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
1115 W. CALL ST.
A live stream will be available here.
Other Racism Awareness Week speakers include Jessica Pryce, director of the Florida Institute for Child Welfare; Elena Reyes, director of the College of Medicine’s Center for Child Stress & Health in Immokalee; and representatives from FSU’s Center for Leadership & Social Change.
Racism Awareness Week is dedicated to raising awareness of the current racial issues in society and how they intersect with health. The week features lectures, workshops and discussions on racism, bias and current events.
All events are open to the public. A full schedule is available here.
Directions to the FSU College of Medicine: From downtown Tallahassee, 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 also is limited parking available at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 312 Stadium Drive. Please see parking attendant for a pass that must be displayed in window.