Chats for Change | National Edition

Following this spring’s Subway Summit Webinar Series session titled, Racism: American Medicine’s Fatal Flawwe created Chats for Change sessions that were available to all in the medical education and health care communities—like the ones listed below.

 
We invite you to share these sessions widely with your colleagues to join us in these national conversations on racism, privilege, and equity. 

This spring/summer, we are launching a new Chats for Change series that is all about action. During each session we will introduce at least one helpful tool that can be used to disrupt racism and/or create new structures and mental models that are anti-racist or anti-oppressive. 

Join us as we engage in dialogue to build our capacity to utilize these tools and brainstorm ways we can continue developing new approaches in our work and learning environments. The goal is by the end of the summer to have a variety of tools in your toolbox for the 2021-22 academic year. 

None of the Chats for Change session will be recorded so register today and mark your calendars.

May 2021

Storytelling for Racial Justice

Why storytelling? Because not all stories are equally acknowledged, affirmed or valued, and together we can change that.  How can we shift our collective viewpoint from a majority group’s perspective to that of the marginalized group or groups? This concept is critical to identifying what needs to change. When we redefine what is within the realm of the “normal” experience and include the realities of those who are underrepresented in medicine, specifically Black and Latinx, we begin to diminish the power of the dominant narrative. Join us to learn how to develop a storytelling strategy and ways to incorporate it into your role and work.

Wednesday, May 5 | 12-1 pm EST | Join us on Zoom.  

 

June 2021

Anti-Oppressive: More than Being Against It

How do we create equitable spaces by naming, intervening, and addressing systemic power? Join us as we explore anti-oppressive facilitation techniques that you can use to prevent or interrupt (conscious or unconscious) attempts to overpower, and help keep an eye on what’s best for the group.

Wednesday, June 2 | 12-1 pm EST | Join us on Zoom.  

 

July 2021

What? So What? Now What?

Learn how to create conditions where every voice can be heard while simultaneously shifting insights and shaping new directions. Join us to review What? So What? Now What?, a reflective model that helps groups evaluate a shared experience or a recent event so that they can identify ways to improve or act, and brainstorm ways to integrate the model into your medical school.

Wednesday, July 7 | 12-1 pm EST | Join us on Zoom.  

 

August 2021

Building Blocks for Creating Change

Change is often a complex and difficult process. Join us as we demystify how change happens and learn how to utilize a tool to help us analyze and better understand change. We will focus the dialogue on the five ADKAR elements—awareness, desire, knowledge, ability, and reinforcement—that are the building blocks for creating change.

Wednesday, August 4 | 12-1 pm EST | Join us on Zoom.  

 

September 2021

Managing Resistance to Change

Resistance to change is normal and expected when addressing racism in medical schools, but what if we can eliminate some of the resistance encountered? Join us to explore why resistance happens, what it looks like, and how we can manage it in our work and learning environments.

Wednesday, September 1 | 12-1 pm EST | Join us on Zoom.  

 

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