Spring 2020 Embracing Diversity Series

Events to raise awareness and stop violence against women and girls are among the many offerings on the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s Spring Embracing Diversity Series.

Not only do these events shed light on how diversity affects the health care field and individual patients; they also give NEOMED students, faculty and staff a chance to share their own cultural experiences with others.

Spring 2020 Embracing Diversity Programs


February 10-14, various times and locations

V-Day, a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls is coming to NEOMED and is brought to you by the Office of Diversity and numerous student organizations.

  • Monday, Feb. 10, AMWA will host a V-Week awareness table outside Watanakunakorn Auditorium during the lunch hour. Stop by for local resources, information, and grab tickets for A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer.
  • The OB/GYN Interest Group will host an intimate partner violence speaker.
  • Scientista will host its annual Take Back the Night walk.
  • The Center for Student Wellness and Counseling Services will host a One Love Escalation workshop.
  • Townhall II will come to NEOMED to talk about human trafficking.
  • Physicians for Human Rights plans to hold a domestic violence speaker event.
  • A public performance of Eve Ensler’s play A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer will be performed by NEOMED students, faculty, and staff on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 6 p.m.

Black History Month

Various dates, times, and locations throughout the month of February

The Black Student Organization and the Office of Diversity are collaborating all month to bring various opportunities to expand your knowledge about Black History. Programs will include: Black History Trivia night, a fashion show and highlighting black medical professionals throughout campus.

Religion Panel with area religious leaders and physicians

March 25 from noon-1 p.m. in Watanakunakorn Auditorium

Diversity Council student members will moderate a panel of religious leaders and doctors of faith to discuss why and how patients might turn to their religion when it comes to end of life and palliative care, contraception and abortion, and other medical procedures. Lunch will be served to those who register.

La Jaula de Oro with Leo Lopez III, M.D.

April 6, Lecture at noon, documentary screening at 6 p.m.

Dr. Lopez is a primary care physician, a filmmaker and a journalist. He was awarded the 2019 National Hispanic Resident of the Year. He is currently producing a documentary, La Jaula de Oro (The Golden Cage), about advocating for human rights at the Mexican border. Join Dr. Lopez during the lunch hour to hear him speak about his work.

Multicultural Festival

April 9 from 5-7:30 p.m.

The annual Multicultural Festival will be held in the NEW Ballroom this year, highlighting the cultural diversity of our community through music, dance, food, art and more. Tickets may be purchased in advance.

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