Fundamentals of Race and Racism in Health Sciences

Oct 18, 2021 12:00 PM

VCU Health Sciences and the VCU Health System, like most medical institutions, have engaged in and benefited from slavery, segregation, and racism. Join panelists Dr. Meera Pahuja (VCU Health), Melanie Rouse (Virginia Department of Health), Rev. Benjamin Campbell (St. Paul’s Episcopal), Theresa Riley-Teekah (African-American Breast Cancer Support Group), and Sheryl Garland (VCU Health) as they share their stories and experiences, reflecting on how race and racism have been foundational to the institution of medicine and how structural racism impacts health and healthcare. The panel is moderated by Jason Callahan, MDiv, MS, BCC, and is part of the History and Health: Racial Equity series. Following the panel, stay on for a facilitated discussion. This virtual event is free and open to the community, but space is limited. Co-sponsored by the Humanities Research Center.