Diversity Discussion Series Begins June 14

Beginning Tuesday, June 14, the Miller School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity and Multiculturalism will host monthly discussions to increase knowledge, dialogue and access to information about the culturally distinct populations that work, study and receive health care at UM and the surrounding communities.

“We are working to expand our program offerings as part of a UM-wide initiative,” said Sonjia Kenya, Ed.D., M.S., M.A., Education and Research Officer at the Office of Diversity and Multiculturalism. “Our goal is to improve cultural awareness through interactive learning and informal conversations that lead to a more inclusive campus climate in which people from all backgrounds feel safe and valued.”

The discussions will address socially relevant and timely topics such as the Black Lives Matter and White Coats for Black Lives movements, cultural norms associated with Muslim-Americans, and continuing medical education for physicians treating LGBT populations. Many sessions will feature distinguished guest speakers, including transgender adults who will lead interactive discussions about their health care needs.

Each event is limited to 15 participants, who must register by emailing Ana Maria Quintana Gonzalez at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). The discussions will take place on the second Tuesday of each month, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., in the Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 975.

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