Diversity Events

Diversity Events

Diversity 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)

To view a video of the Lunch & Learn Noon presentation click on the flyer below:

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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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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