Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Events

March 1, 2020: Screening of The Photograph starring Issa Rae and LaKeith Stanfield, concluding a month of programming in honor of Black History Month. 

January 19, 2020: DEI Office social event. The first social event of 2020 sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion was a screening of the movie Just Mercy. More than a dozen students attended the event.

November 2019: Know Your Rights Workshop presented by Shannon Al-Wakeel, co-founder of the Muslim Justice League. She discussed options if law enforcement comes to a person’s home or if someone is stopped by security in an airport. She also discussed the Countering Violent Extremism campaign, which recruits health care professionals to engage in soft surveillance.

December 2019: Chinatown Tour with the Chinese Progressive Association. Members of the IHP community and friends attended a walking tour in Chinatown where they learned the history of Boston’s Chinatown and challenges the community has been grappling with, including environmental health concerns and gentrification. Chinatown is built on a landfill and the Chinese Progressive Association is helping the community to work on contingency plans based on global climate change and the possibility of flooding. It has the worst air quality in Massachusetts as 200,000 cars pass through it daily.

September 2019: Latinx Heritage Month. Events included a “State of Boston Latinx Health” discussion with Boston’s Chief of Health and Human Services and the Fenway Health Medical Director, students discussing their Global Heath Experiences trip to Peru, a screening of the film Icebox and more.

September 10, 2019: Gender Diversity Education Day.  Students, faculty, staff, and administrators heard Cei Lambert, program manager of the LGBT Health Education Center at Fenway Health, discuss gender, identity, and education issues during his visit to campus.

April 2019: National Minority Health Month

March 25-29, 2019: LGBTQ+ Health Awareness Week
The KinsIHP student organization raised awareness of LGBTQ+ health issues with a full week of events from March 25-29. The week began with a talk given by student Jonathan Morency, DEN ’19, a representative from Fenway Health, who discussed providing comprehensive care for LGBTQ+ people, respectful terminology to use, LGBTQ+ health disparities, Trans health, and further resources. KinsIHP also staged an iTV Takeover throughout the week featuring healthrelated information and statistics on the LGBTQ+ community, as well as a Pronoun Awareness Day to promote pronoun-inclusive intake forms. The week culminated with a film screening of Act Up: How to Survive a Plague, which takes a deep dive into the history of the HIV/AIDS crisis and how it has impacted the LGBTQ+ population and their access to health care.

February 25, 2019: "Health Professionals with Disabilities: A Lived Experience"
Kenneth B. Schwartz Center Educational Rounds

September 5, 2018: What Is the IHP's Role in Health Care? Exploring the Impact of Power, Privilege, and Positionality
​Program for Incoming DEN and CSD Students

April 9, 2018: "From Seclusion to Inclusion: A 'BioPsychoSocialJustice' Approach to Physical Rehabilitation"
Presentation by IHP alumnus and founder of Experiential Physical Therapy Dr. Brandon Sloan

April 4, 2018: Making the Connection: Our Best Strategy to Reduce Behavioral Health Disparities
Dr. Margarita Alegría
, Chief of the Disparities Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, presented the E. Lorraine Baugh Visiting Faculty Scholar Lecture.

April 2, 2018: Advocating for Social Justice
Difficult Conversations: Kenneth B. Schwartz Center Educational Rounds. The 2017-2018 Schwartz rounds focus on "Social Determinants of Health and Health Care Delivery.  

March 5, 2018: Religious Literacy at the IHP

February 28, 2018: Africa en el Centro: Afro-Latinx Diaspora in the United States
As part of the events for Black History Month, Yvette Modestin, of Encuentro Diaspora Afro, spoke about the Afro-Latinx experience and the struggles of holding those two identities.

February 26, 2018: Caring Beyond the Box: Health for people who identify as transgender and gender nonconforming
Difficult Conversations: Kenneth B. Schwartz Center Educational Rounds. The 2017-2018 Schwartz rounds focus on "Social Determinants of Health and Health Care Delivery.  

January 15-February 15 , 2018: Dignity and Respect Campaign
This is the fifth consecutive year the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council has sponsored a month-long Dignity & Respect Campaign.

November 6, 2017: When the Patient is Prejudiced
Difficult Conversations: Kenneth B. Schwartz Center Educational Rounds. The 2017-2018 Schwartz rounds focus on "Social Determinants of Health and Health Care Delivery.  

October 16, 2017: John Henryism and the Health of African Americans
Dr. Sherman James, Susan B. King Distinguished Emeritus Professor, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, presented the E. Lorraine Baugh Visiting Faculty Scholar Lecture.

September 25, 2017: Social Determinants of Native Health
Difficult Conversations: Kenneth B. Schwartz Center Educational Rounds. The 2017-2018 Schwartz rounds focus on "Social Determinants of Health and Health Care Delivery.  

July 24-28, 2017: In Solidarity Week
Organized by student groups OHANA for PoC Community, Affinity for Racial Justice, and the Student Diversity Committee to engage the IHP community in discussion about racial justice and our role as health care professionals in challenging racism and oppression. Events included a documentary screening and discussion of "I Am Not Your Negro", a vigil remembering the lives taken, a discussion of systemic racism by Martin Henson from Black Lives Matter Boston, the presentation “Racial Justice in Health Care: How Racism Makes Us Sick” by OHANA for PoC Community and Affinity for Racial Justice, and an In Solidarity Week interprofessional mixer at Blackmoor Bar & Kitchen. 

May 3-4, 2017: Unconscious Bias: Recognizing, Managing, Limiting Our Own and Our Students
Faculty Development Days See Program.

April 17, 2017: Human Trafficking – Your Role as a Health Care Provider
School of Nursing

April 14, 2017: The Role of Occupational Therapy in Working with Parents with Disabilities
Student Occupational Therapy Association

April 12, 2017: Sexual Assault: Responding to Disclosures as a Health Care Professional
Nursing Students for Sexual and Reproductive Health

April 10, 2017: Navigating Hierarchy Among Health Professionals
Difficult Conversations: Kenneth B. Schwartz Center Educational Rounds

April 6, 2017: Working on the Margins: Occupational Therapy and Social Justice
Department of Occupational Therapy

April 6, 2017: Stand with Congo Initiative
Office of Student and Alumni Services

April 5, 2017: Special Considerations for Working with Visually Impaired Clients
Student Occupational Therapy Association

March 16, 2017: Beyond the Binary: Serving the Needs of Trans People
Staff Development Day

March 9, 2017: Optimizing Care for your LGBT Patients: What They’d Like You to Know
E. Lorraine Baugh Visiting Faculty Scholar Lecture Series

February 27, 2017: Providing Care to Transgender Patients
Difficult Conversations: Kenneth B. Schwartz Center Educational Rounds

February 21-24, 2017: In Solidarity Campaign
Ohana, KinsIHP, Student Diversity Committee, and Affinity for Racial Justice

January 19, 2017: Caring for our Muslim Patients
Ann W. Caldwell President's Lecture: Interprofessional Rounds

January 8-February 8, 2017: Dignity and Respect Campaign
Diversity Council

Commitment to Diversity

Commitment to Diversity