Join OHEI and OMSE for community conversations

October 10, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Recent Supreme Court decisions are weighing heavily on many caregivers, and our nation’s political polarization makes it more complicated to navigate different belief systems and our roles as patient advocates.

Join the Office for Health Equity & Inclusion and the Office for Medical School Education as we partner with various leaders and subject matter experts to host the second in a series of four Community Conversations where faculty, staff and students have the opportunity to share information, experiences and thoughtfully consider how we demonstrate and practice our institutional values.

This second session will provide tools and ideas for consideration when we are navigating a space with those we disagree with. Speakers will lead us in dialogue about navigating polarizing topics and finding the balance between tolerating difference and potentially providing implicit support to ideas that may be dangerous or leave community members feeling isolated or marginalized. 

Thoughtfully and carefully navigating challenging topics like climate change, war, poverty, gun violence, an ongoing pandemic, intractable racism, provider shortages and healthcare disparities can make our lives and our work more difficult — but also make our work more important, meaningful and impactful.

Navigating Polarity

When: Oct 17, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Where: Med Sci I M3330

Event will be livestreamed

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Speakers include:

Julia Minson, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Kevin Hawkins, Commissioner, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

Moderator: Whitney Peoples, PhD, UM School of Public Health, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion