Diversity Events

Diversity Events



2016 Events

March 9, 2016

Lunch & Learn - Diversity in Public Health: Context Matters


February 17, 2016

Lunch & Learn - The Immigration History of Latin@s in the United States: How This Impacts Us Today


2015 Events


November 20, 2015

Lunch & Learn - Anabaptist Cultures (Mennonites and Amish): What Healthcare Providers Need to Know


August 20, 2015

Lunch & Learn- Racial Conflicts and the Impacts on our Health:

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“We have to be willing to have proactive conversations about race with honesty and understanding and courage –
not because it’s the right thing to do, but because it’s the smart thing to do.”- Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Investments



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June 27, 2015

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May 12, 2015

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March 11, 2015

Lunch & Learn- The Invention of Race and its Misuse in Medicine and Biomedical Research: A Lecture in Honor and Celebration of Black History Month

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February 7, 2015

HIV-Testing Certification Workshop:

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February 7, 2015

Minority Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Symposium

Join us at the University of Louisville Health Science Campus for a day of seminars to enlighten undergraduate minority students to the professions of Medicine and Dentistry.  For registration details visit:  Https://orgsync.com/59019/forms/128068

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January 16, 2015

Lunch & Learn - After Ferguson: How to Move Forward, Guest speaker- Ricky L. Jones, Ph.D.

2014 Events

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June 17, 2014

Poverty Simulation

A Virtual Experience of Life on the Edge

The poverty simulation experience is designed to help participants begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month.  It is a simulation, not a game.

In the Simulation, 80 participants assume the roles of up to 26 different families facing poverty. Some families are newly unemployed, some are recently deserted by the "breadwinner", some are homeless, and others are recipients of TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, formerly AFDC), either with or without additional earned income.  Still others are senior citizens receiving Disability or Retirement or grandparents raising their grandchildren.  The task of the "families" is to provide basic necessities and shelter during the course of four 15 minute "weeks".

The object of the simulation is to sensitize students to the day-to-day realities of life faced by people with low incomes, to make them be more compassionate, and to motivate them to become involved in activities which help to reduce poverty in this country.


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April 29, 2014

Understanding and addressing Unconscious Bias in the Healthcare Environment - Guest Speaker- Howard J. Ross, Founder and Chief Learning Officer of Cook Ross Inc. and an advisor to major global educational, corporate, philanthropic, and governmental organizations.

Continuing Education Offered (Medicine/Dental)

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March 19, 2014

Lunch and Learn - Guest speaker Gaetane Jean-Marie, PhD, Professor and Chair, College of Education and Human Development, University of Louisville

February 7, 2014

Lunch and Learn - Guest speaker was Mr.Donald Lassere, JD, MBA, President & CEO Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

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2013 Events

November 15, 2013:

Interactive Workshop held for all Faculty, Staff and Students

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Attendees at the November 15, 2013 Diversity Workshop

September 19, 2013:

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Recently we shared this TED Talk: Chimamanda Adichie "The danger of a single story" with our Medical and Dental Students at the 8th Annual Cultural Competency Workshop, held September 19, 2013 at the HSC Auditorium. The response has been positive.

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