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Antiracism Conference Series - Thursday, May 6th
Thursday, May 06, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Category: Upcoming Events

Antiracism Conference Series: Transforming Psychiatric Practice and Ourselves

Thursday, May 6, 2021 ~ 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Via Zoom Video Conference

This conference series aims to create a safe and liberated space to learn among majority and non-majority colleagues led by dynamic speakers and moderators in small group activities. The objective is to close the gap in psychiatrists’ knowledge about racism as the cause of health inequities as elucidated by researchers, scholars, and authors who have been studying the topic for decades. Significant racial health disparities exist in medicine in general and psychiatry in particular whereby Black, Indigenous and Persons of Color (BIPOC) suffer from disproportionate rates of illness and death. Much data has linked these inequities to systemic or institutional racism, whereby inequities are built into the health, educational, economic, political, and justice infrastructure of our country. The Covid-19 pandemic laid this bare, as BIPOC are suffering disproportionate rates of morbidity and mortality in the pandemic. Data also reveals that for BIPOC who do not suffer from economic or educational disadvantage, health disparities persist and are linked to chronic stress from exposure to discrimination and bigotry to various degrees. An overwhelmingly White mental health work force has been linked with poorer health outcomes for BIPOC. As a professional society, we need to ensure that our actions are not contributing to structural racism and racial inequities in mental health to the detriment of our patients and colleagues.

Pre-registration is required.

View the Program Brochure.

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