Chats for Change

Activities that spark conversations.

Below is the Chats for Change fall schedule. If you are a member of the Mount Sinai Health System, you are welcome to join us for these sessions.

Schedule of Events

September 2020

The Racist Effect of Virtual Learning During a Pandemic

As many of the country’s educational systems adapts to a virtual learning environment in the midst of a pandemic, we are forced to reckon with the inequalities associated with structural racism. Join us as we unpack the issues associated with the virtual learning environment and how we could support virtual learners.

Tuesday, September 15 | 12-1 pm | Join us on Zoom.  
Meeting ID:91226538709

 

Monthly Student Healing Circle**

All students are invited to join the healing circle every third Friday of the month as we create a brave and supportive virtual space for healing.

Friday, September 18 | 12-1 pm |Join us on Zoom.
Meeting ID: 95299490192

 

In the Know: RBI Info Session

Join us for a brief presentation and discussion about our transformational change process, obtain the latest updates and discover ways to get involved.

Tuesday, September 22 | 12-1 pm | Join us on Zoom.  
Meeting ID: 95969702622

 

Deconstructing Racism: Augmented Reality and Clinical Education

What do we do when our impact is completely separate from our intention? How do we respond, what is our shared goal, and how do we work to achieve it?

Tuesday, September 29 | 12-1 pm | Join us on Zoom.  
Meeting ID: 91964895572

October 2020

In the Know: RBI Info Session

Interested in learning more about the Racism and Bias Initiative? Join us for a brief presentation and discussion about our transformational change process, obtain the latest updates, and discover ways to get involved.

Tuesday, October 6 | 12-1 pm | Join us on Zoom.  
Meeting ID: 96453562749

 

Can Math be Racist?

Many commonly used medical calculators and risk predictors include race as a variable, guided by the principle that “race” is a risk factor for disease.  Join us as we discuss how racism, not race, is the true risk factor, and how attributing disparities in outcome to biologic differences between races allows the scientific community to avoid making the changes needed to combat systemic racism.

(We recommend that you read Dr. Staci Leisman’s new co-authored article on the subject before attending the chat with her.)

Friday, October 9 | 12-1 pm | Join us on Zoom.  

 

In the News: Racism and the Election 

What’s happening? Join us as we critically deconstruct a current newsworthy topic related to racism and the election.

Tuesday, October 13 | 12-1 pm | Join us on Zoom.  
Meeting ID: 91625838204

 

Monthly Student Healing Circle**

All students are invited to join the healing circle every third Friday of the month as we create a brave and supportive virtual space for healing.

Friday, October 16 | 12-1 pm | Join us on Zoom.  
Meeting ID: 95299490192

 

Anti-Black Racism: How Does it Work?

How are some ways that anti-Blackness present itself in America and in non-Black communities of color? How does this relate to the ways in which we interact with each other at Sinai? Join us for reflection and small group dialogue.

Tuesday, October 20 | 12-1 pm | Join us on Zoom.  
Meeting ID: 98026677664

 

Desegregating Care: Thinking Globally; Acting Locally

How do we achieve the greatest benefit within a system that provides segregated healthcare? Join us as we discuss the segregation of healthcare by insurance status, and de facto by race. We’ll collaboratively explore where it is present in our health system, how it impacts our patients, and what actions we can take going forward. 

Tuesday, October 27 | 12-1 pm | Join us on Zoom.  
Meeting ID: 98818513072

November 2020

Racial Trauma: How Does it Work?

Racial trauma is a public health emergency. As long as systemic racism persists, all BIPOC remain vulnerable to racial trauma. Join us as we unpack the racial factors or treatment that can trigger racial trauma and how this impacts the ways in which we learn and work together. 

Tuesday, November 3 | 12-1 pm | Join us on Zoom.  
Meeting ID: 99518033288

 

Reparations: How Does it Work?

Reparations are coming. Join us as we explore the what, why, how and when of America’s reparations for 400 years of anti-Black racism.

Tuesday, November 10 | 12-1 pm |  Join us on Zoom.  
Meeting ID: 96735412508

 

Racial Healing: How Does it Work?

Join us to seek to transform an old legacy of pain, injustice, denial and disconnection into a new legacy of healing, justice, honesty and connection.

Wednesday, November 11 | 12-1 pm |  Join us on Zoom.  
Meeting ID: 93800761243

 

Racial Justice: Where Do We Go from Here?

How are you feeling at this moment? What have we learned? We’ll use this time and space to unpack the election and discuss how we can continue to support racial and ethnic minority communities and vulnerable populations. 

Tuesday, November 17 | 12-1 pm |  Join us on Zoom.  
Meeting ID: 91307225263

 

Monthly Student Healing Circle**

All students are invited to join the healing circle every third Friday of the month as we create a brave and supportive virtual space for healing.

Friday, November 20 | 12-1 pm | Join us on Zoom.  
Meeting ID: 95299490192

December 2020

Misogynoir: How Does it Work?

Is misogynoir killing Black women? Misogynoir is the anti-Black racist misogyny that Black women experience. Join us as we critically reflect and engage in dialogue about the relationship between Black women and healthcare. 

Tuesday, December 1 | 12-1 pm | Join us on Zoom.  
Meeting ID: 94636232003

 

Racial Gaslighting: How Does it Work?

“Why is it always about race?” “______ people are racist too.” “Are you sure that’s what happened?” “In my opinion, I don’t think that they were being racist, I think…”Join us as we examine how we sustain systemic racism through gaslighting.

Tuesday, December 8 | 12-1 pm |  Join us on Zoom.  
Meeting ID: 96402906432

 

Exploring Consequences of Climate Change: Environmental Injustice and Racism

How do environmental issues disproportionately impact communities of color and poor communities,both domestically and globally? What can be done about it?

Tuesday, December 15 | 12-1 pm |  Join us on Zoom.  
Meeting ID: 92360083423

 

Monthly Student Healing Circle**

All students are invited to join the healing circle every third Friday of the month as we create a brave and supportive virtual space for healing.

Friday, December 18 | 12-1 pm | Join us on Zoom.  
Meeting ID: 95299490192

 

Stereotype Threat: How Does it Work?

Are you at risk of confirming, as a self-characteristic, a negative stereotype about your racial or ethnic identity group? Do you unconsciously set up conditions that reinforce and perpetuate negative stereotypes? Join us as we reflect on and engage in a dialogue about strategies that reduce stereotype threat. 

Tuesday, December 22 | 12-1 pm |  Join us on Zoom.  
Meeting ID: 95833306091
These sessions are intended for the Mount Sinai Health System community of students, faculty, and staff. 

Have questions about these sessions? Email the Guiding Coalition representatives.