To help students, faculty, staff and alumni process systemic racism and its impact on society, GW Nursing will be hosting a series of events this summer. Continuing the Conversation, hosted by Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Sandra Davis, will serve as a forum for open dialogue.
“We’re making the uncomfortable comfortable,” Dr. Davis said. “Race and racism have always been such taboo subjects, but in order to get anywhere we need to talk to each other,” she said.
Each Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. EDT, members of the GW Nursing community are invited to join the virtual gathering.
“This space is there for us to explore topics with each other, to listen, to hear, to ask questions and to actually share,” Dr. Davis said.
For anyone interested in further exploring systemic racism, Dr. Davis recommends the following reading material:
1) How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
2) Just Medicine: A Cure For Racial Inequality in American Health Care by Dayna Bowen Matthew