Chats for Change

Activities that spark conversations.

Below is a schedule of events for the Chats for Change program. Please join us for these sessions.

Schedule of Events

August 2019

 

All In!  | Pledge Campaign

Change requires action. If we want to be a medical school that actively addresses racism and bias, we all need to take action together. Let’s be “all in” on this goal. Join us for a pledge party.

Tuesday, August 27 | 1–2 pm

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 Real Stories | Interactive Chats

Do you have a story to tell? Of course you do. Bring your five-minute story about racism and bias to share.

  Thursday, August 29 | 4–5 pm

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September 2019

 

In the Know  | Info Session

Interested in learning more about the Racism and Bias Initiative (RBI)? Join us for a monthly Lunch and Learn.

Tuesday, September 3 | 12–1 pm | Annenberg Room: 13-80

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Investigating Intersecting Identities | Interactive Chats

How would you describe yourself? Create a collage and engage in a dialogue about navigating your intersecting identities.

Tuesday, September 10 | 1–2 pm | Annenberg Room: 13-80

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                                        Thursday, September 26 | 4–5 pm | Annenberg Room: 13-80

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White Fragility (by Robin Diangelo, PhD)| Reading Club

What contributes to our individual and collective discomfort? Our [in]ability to have meaningful conversations about race? Join us for discussion on the topic. Check out our resources list to locate a copy of the book.

Tuesday, September 17 | 2:30–3:30 pm

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October 2019

 

In the Know  | Info Session

Interested in learning more about the Racism and Bias Initiative (RBI)? Join us for a monthly Lunch and Learn.

Tuesday, October 1 | 12–1 pm | Annenberg Room: 13-80

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My Micro-Agressions: Received and Delivered | Interactive Chats

What are you experiencing or causing others to experience? Is anyone else noticing? Join us in creating a tableau to help us break down micro-aggressions, analyze the sequence of common occurrences, and identify important ways to intervene.

 
                                        Tuesday, October 15 | 1–2 pm | Annenberg Room: 13-80

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                                        Thursday, October 24 | 4–5 pm | Annenberg Room: 13-80

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November 2019

 

In the Know  | Info Session

Interested in learning more about the Racism and Bias Initiative (RBI)? Join us for a monthly Lunch and Learn.

Tuesday, November 5 | 12–1 pm | Annenberg Room: 13-80

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In the News | Interactive Chats

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

Tuesday, November 12 | 1–2 pm | Annenberg Room: 13-80

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                                        Thursday, November 21 | 4–5 pm | Annenberg Room: 13-80

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“Roots of Racism” | Reading Club

Why are we so tribal? Explore the development of “us” versus “them.” Are we inherently doomed to be racist? Join us for this month’s reading club to discuss the Science Magazine article “Roots of Racism.” 

Tuesday, November 19 | 2:30–3:30 pm

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December 2019

 

In the Know  | Info Session

Interested in learning more about the Racism and Bias Initiative (RBI)? Join us for a monthly Lunch and Learn.

Tuesday, December 3 | 12–1 pm | Annenberg Room: 13-80

RSVP

 

Confronting Impostor Syndrome | Interactive Chats

Afraid of being “found out”? Join us in a round table chat about how impostor syndrome shows up in life and work, as well as tips and tools to overcome it so you can be your best self.

Tuesday, December 10 | 1–2 pm | Annenberg Room: 13-80

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                                        Thursday, December 19 | 4–5 pm | Annenberg Room: 13-80

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