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Valuing diversity: multi-cultural communication
A study of prejudice toward people who are different. Viewers learn how to decrease their discomfort in communicating with people from different cultures, social classes, age groups, or physical disabilities.
Worlds apart: a four-part series on cross-cultural healthcare
Follows patients and families facing critical medical decisions as they navigate their way through the health care system. Provides a look at a variety of patients' cultures and the culture of medicine. Raises an awareness about the role sociocultural barriers play in patient-provider communication and in the provision of healthcare services for culturally and ethnically diverse patients. Shows how cross-cultural conflicts arise and how they can affect health decisions and outcomes. Discusses language barriers, cultural and religious beliefs, racial and ethnic disparities in health care, and reasons for non-adherence to medications.
Unnatural causes: is inequality making us sick?
"Unnatural Causes sounds the alarm about the extent of our alarming socio-economic and racial inequities in health-and searches for their root causes. But those causes are not what we might expect ... It turns out there's much more to our health than bad habits, health care or unlucky genes. The social conditions in which we are born, live and work profoundly affect our well-being and longevity." - Producer's website
Community voices: exploring cross-cultural care through cancer
Using the subject of cancer, this video explores ways that differences in culture, race, and ethnicity affect health and the delivery of health care services.
This film profiles the Family Health and Birth Center (FHBC) in Northeast D.C., which serves the area's primarily African American community and which is likewise staffed by African American health-care professionals. Lisa, a midwife, who offers expectant mothers the option of a peaceful and sensitive home-birth experience, and Joan, a breastfeeding peer counselor, who passes on to others her experience as a teenage mother, explain how and why they got involved in maternal health care and offer their views on the need for greater diversity in the field
A celebration of life: rising above breast cancer
This video examines this disturbing fact and the three crucial reasons that lead to this outcome: fear, lack of access to health care and racial and economic bias. It is also a celebration of the lives of African American women who have survived breast cancer and work to educate others about early detection and taking charge of their own breast health. This documentary spans the country and talks with women who met the challenge of breast cancer and took command of their health needs. They share their experiences and urge others to be resolute about consistent self-examination, annual mammograms and pursuing medical diagnosis and care when a problem is detected.
The Problem with Race-Based Medicine (15 minutes)
"Social justice advocate and law scholar Dorothy Roberts has a precise and powerful message: Race-based medicine is bad medicine."
Why Your Doctor Should Care About Social Justice
"In Zimbabwe in the 1980s, Mary Bassett witnessed the AIDS epidemic firsthand, and she helped set up a clinic to treat and educate local people about the deadly virus. But looking back, she regrets not sounding the alarm for the real problem: the structural inequities embedded in the world's political and economic organizations, inequities that make marginalized people more vulnerable. These same structural problems exist in the United States today, and as New York City's Health Commissioner, Bassett is using every chance she has to rally support for health equity and speak out against racism."
NLM Special Lecture: Gender, Race and Power in Science
Thursday, October 31, 2019, 10:00:00 AM
"[Angela] Saini will explore how prejudice can affect scientific research on race and gender and will describe her efforts to uncover manipulation of evidence, abuse, and wrongdoing by those in power. She will also address the inadvertent and inappropriate use of race by mainstream scientific researchers in health and genetics. Drawing from themes in her two most recent books, “Superior: The Return of Race Science” and “Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong”, she will show why researchers need to be careful not to conflate social gender and racial disparities with biological differences."
Advancing Racial Equity Webinar Series
"This series explores efforts to address systems, policies and practices designed to limit and shape opportunities for people of color. Our presenters highlight collective and individual actions we can take to advance racial equity and justice."
LGBTQ&A: Building a Foundation for Understanding and Care (Harvard Medical School)
June 6, 2019. 1 hour.
"A panel of experts from Harvard Medical School will share research and experiences with LGBTQ patients, answer questions about health disparities, and discuss the importance of social supports and how to foster an inclusive environment that is welcoming to all."
Allegories on race and racism | Camara Jones
TEDxEmory. 20 minutes.
"Dr. Camara Jones shares four allegories on “race” and racism. She hopes that these "telling stories" empower you to do something different, and that you will remember them and pass them on."
GW Lectures and Programs
The ARC Educational Series
Recordings of past sessions from the ARC
ARC Educational Series Goals:
To increase learning on issues related to race, racism, and anti-racism.
To facilitate growth in the personal anti-racist domain.
To promote a culture where race and other intersecting identities are understood, valued, and have equitable standing.