Safety in the Storm: Skills for Addressing Racism in Medicine -- Personal Awareness, Healing Interpersonal Conflict, Creating Allyship
Julie Crosson, Carol Chou, and Jenni Levy
The current pandemic of racism has raised the question of how we in medicine can be called to anti-racist action and be agents of change with a goal of health equity and justice. Stretching to mend the rents in the fabric of our society and assist in dismantling structural racism requires that we start with ourselves, looking inward at our own areas of privilege and subjugation and how they shape our view of the world in order to be reliable allies with others. Making mistakes is inherent to this work. If we are to move from desire to action, we must develop the skills to repair relationships when we cause injury. In this workshop series, we will explore the internal, interpersonal, and external realms of skills for self-awareness, interpersonal effectiveness, and allyship.