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Calendar of Events

2020 - 2021 Academic year

If you would like your event included on our calendar please email the details to student.affairs@rosalindfranklin.edu

*Student Organization

Month

Event

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August
6 Common Read: Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
6 Diversity and Equity Educational Series - Staff & Faculty Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
27 Townhall: PMP Program College of Health Professions  
September

Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15)  
3 Vigil: Stand with Our Community in Kenosha Division of Student Affairs and Inclusion  
3 President's Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce Townhall    
10 5th annual RFU Women in Science & Healthcare (virtual) Symposium Women in Science and Healthcare (WiSH)  
17 Common Read: The Good Lord Bird Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
21 Diversity and Equity Educational Series - Students Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
21 Diversity and Equity Educational Series - Staff & Faculty Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
22 ICC Lunch & Learn Series: The Intersections of History, Systemic Racism, and Medicine Virtual Open Forum - Presented by Dr. Heather Kind-Keppel * Interprofessional Clinic Initiative (ICI/ICC)  
25 Cafecito Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
29 Common Read: The Good Lord Bird Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
30 Black Excellence in Music Series *Pacemakers  
October

Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15)  
1 What Does the Term Latinx Have to do With You? The Politics of Naming Latina/o/x/* Students - Presented by Cristobal Salinas Jr., Ph. D. *Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Division of Institutional Advancement
 
2 Virtual People of Color (POC) Luncheon Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
5 Diversity and Equity Educational Series - Students Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
5 Diversity and Equity Educational Series - Staff & Faculty Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
7 Addressing Disparities in Breast Cancer Mortality Through Community and Clinical Navigation Programs: Presented by Charlotte Picard, MSc, Epidemiologist II *American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)  
9 Cafecito Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
14 Common Read: The Good Lord Bird Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
14 Sexual Orientation, Gender Identities, Implicit Bias and Medical School Curriculum - Presented by Carey Roth Bayer, EdD Academic Learning Environment, CMS  
15 Hablando Junt@s: Person-Centered Language in non-English Health Communication - Presented by Pilar Ortega, MD *Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Division of Institutional Advancement
 
19 Diversity and Equity Educational Series - Students Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
19 Diversity and Equity Educational Series - Staff & Faculty Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
19 Hispanic/Latinx Health Issues and Disparities in the United States Chicago Medical School, Office of Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion, Academic Learning Environment  
22 The Journey to Becoming a Healthcare Provider: The African American Male Experience- Damian Evans Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
22 CMS Health Disparities and Equity in Healthcare & Medical Education Journal Club - "Identification of Racial Inequalities in Access to Specialized Inpatient Heart Failure Care at an Academic Medical Center"  Office of Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion, Academic Learning Environment, and CMS Health Disparities and Equity in Medical Education Task Force  
23 Cafecito Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
26 Reflections on Race and Medicine in the Year of COVID-19 and Nationwide Protests- Presented by Damon Tweedy, MD Chicago Medical School, Office of Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion, Academic Learning Environment  
29 Common Read: The Good Lord Bird Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
30 Community Conversation: Election Fatigue Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
November

Native American Heritage Month  
1 Dia De Los Muertos Zoom Event: SCPM Class of 2024 SCPM Class of 2024 Class Council  
2 Dia del Los Muertos/Day of the Dead Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)

Office of Diversity and Inclusion
 
2 Diversity and Equity Educational Series - Students Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
2 Diversity and Equity Educational Series - Staff & Faculty Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
11/4 - 12/4 Native American Heritage Month: REDress Project Exhibit Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Division of Institutional Advancement
 
4 Community Conversation: Day After the Election Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
5 The Both/And: Centering Cultural Humility and Cultural Competency in Our Everday Practice- Dr. Leilani Kupo Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
6 Community Conversation: Post-Election Discussion and Debrief Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
9 - 13 Veterans Week: Fitness Challenge *Student Veterans Association

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Division of Institutional Advancement

Campus Safety
 
9 - 13 Veterans Week: Donation Drive *Student Veterans Association

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Division of Institutional Advancement

Campus Safety
 
10 Veterans Week: Veteran Suicide Prevention Training *Student Veterans Association

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Division of Institutional Advancement

Campus Safety
 
11 Veterans Week: Wreath-Laying Ceremony Live Stream *Student Veterans Association

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Division of Institutional Advancement

Campus Safety


 
11 Veterans Week: NYC Veterans Day National Virtual Parade *Student Veterans Association

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Division of Institutional Advancement

Campus Safety
 
16 Diversity and Equity Educational Series - Students Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
16 Diversity and Equity Educational Series - Staff & Faculty Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
17 Peer Mentoring Program Meet and Greet Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
18 Native American Well-Being: Health Disparities and Solutions ALE Office of Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion  
19 Journal Club - Health Disparities and Equity in Healthcare & Medical Education- "Training to Reduce LGBTQ-related Bias Among Medical, Nursing, and Dental Students and Providers: a Systemic Review" Chicago Medical School, Office of Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion, Academic Learning Environment

CMS Health Disparities and Equity in Medical Education Task force
 
20 Cafecito Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
20 Native American Heritage Month: Mental Health and Indigenous Perspectives Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Division of Institutional Advancement
 
23 Native American Heritage Month - Education as Assimilation: The Impact of Colonization on Native Students  Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Division of Institutional Advancement
 
30 Diversity and Equity Educational Series - Staff & Faculty Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
30 Health Inequities in the Ranks: The Impact of Healthcare Disparities on Those Serving our Country - Speaker: Evelyn Lewis, MD '83, MA, FAAFP, DABDA ALE Office of Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion  

December


2 Structural Injustice and Healthcare Disparities Master Teacher Guild  
3 Empowering Ability Panel Academic Support

Office of Diversity and Inclusion
 
4 Cafecito Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
10 Behind the REDress Project: Dr. Heather Kind-Keppel Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Division of Institutional Advancement
 
17 CMS Health Disparities and Equity in Healthcare & Medical Education Journal Club- "Structural Racism in Precision Medicine: Leaving No One Behind" Chicago Medical School, Office of Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion, Academic Learning Environment

CMS Health Disparities and Equity in Medical Education Task force
 
18 Cafecito Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
January



6 Common Read: Braiding Sweetgrass Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
8 EDIC's Virtual Breakfast Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Employee Diversity and Inclusion Committee
 
14 Cafecito Office of Diversity and Inclusion

*Salud Ofrecida A Latinos (SOL)

*Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)
 
19 Virtual Film Screening Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
20 Common Read: Braiding Sweetgrass Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
25 Virtual Tour of the MLK National Historic Site Academic Learning Environment Office of Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion  
28 Cafecito  Office of Diversity and Inclusion

*Salud Ofrecida A Latinos (SOL)

*Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)
 
28 Anti-Racism In Healthcare and Free Clinics Workshop with New Life Volunteering Society New Life Volunteering Society  
29 CMS Health Disparities and Equity in Healthcare & Medical Education Journal Club- "Medical Students' Perceptions of and Responses to Health Care Disparities During Clinical Clerkships"  Chicago Medical School, Office of Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion, Academic Learning Environment

CMS Health Disparities and Equity in Medical Education Task force
 
February

 

Black History Month  
1 Black History Month Week Celebration: Train with SNMA *Student National Medical Association (SNMA)  
3 Black History Month Celebration Week: An Evening with Black Doctors *Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

*Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPHA)

*Student National Podiatric Medical Association (SNPMA)
 
3 Common Read: Braiding Sweetgrass Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
4 SNMA & AANS Present Dr. Odette Harris, M.D, MPH for Black History Month *Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

*American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
 
5 Black History Month with SNMA: Cooking Jambalaya with Derek Owens *Student National Medical Association (SNMA)  
8 W.E.B Du Bois and the Matter of Black Life - Speaker: Charisse Burden-Stelly, Ph.D. Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
9  Mind the Gap *Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

*Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPHA)

*Student National Podiatric Medical Association (SNPMA)
 
10 How Racism and Sexism Squash Talent and Slow Progress in STEM - Speaker: Namandjé N. Bumpus, PhD Women in Science and Healthcare (WiSH)  
10 Overcoming the Odds Office of Diversity and Inclusion

*Orthopedic Interest Group

*Student National Medical Association (SNMA)
 
11 Cafecito  Office of Diversity and Inclusion

*Salud Ofrecida A Latinos (SOL)

*Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)
 
17 Common Read: Braiding Sweetgrass Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
17 Faculty Development Grand Round: Meeting the Health Needs of Refugees and Asylum Seekers Faculty Development Grand Round  
18 CMS Health Disparities and Equity in Healthcare & Medical Education Journal Club - "Misrepresenting Race - The Role of Medical Schools in Propagating Physician Bias" Chicago Medical School, Office of Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion, Academic Learning Environment

CMS Health Disparities and Equity in Medical Education Task force
 
22 COVID-19: The Great Disruptor - Presented by Stephanie A. Whyte, MD '96 Chicago Medical School, Office of Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion  
22 Movie Night and Discussion Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
23 A Discussion About Microaggressions Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
March





Women's History Month  
4 Cafecito Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
6 Virtual Annual Red Lantern: "What's On Your Plate?" *Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)  
10 Common Read: Caste Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
10 ¡En Salud!  Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
16 Microaggressions Conversation, Part Two Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
18 Cafecito  Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
23 Community Conversation: COVID-19 and Racism Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
24 Common Read: Caste Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
24 ¡En Salud!  Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
25 CMS Health Disparities and Equity in Healthcare & Medical Education Journal Club- "When a Specialty Becomes "Women's Work": Trends in and Implications of Specialty Gender Segregation in Medicine"  Chicago Medical School, Office of Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion, Academic Learning Environment

CMS Health Disparities and Equity in Medical Education Task force
 
27 Movie Night & Discussion: History 101 - Feminism Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
29 Empowering Women Panel! Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
30 "Personal Perspectives on Women in Academic Medicine" - Vivian W. Pinn, MD, sponsored by Marshall A. Falk, MD ’56 Memorial Lecture Chicago Medical School Women in Medicine and Science (CMS-WIMS)  
April




Sexual Assault Awareness Month  
1 Cafecito Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
2 - 30 Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Handprint of Support Display Office of Diversity and Inclusion

*SPECTRUM
 
5 Antiracist National Public Health Week: An Introduction to Antiracism Day 1- Developing a Framework *White Coats 4 Black Lives (WC4BL)

*Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

*American Public Health Association (APHA)

*Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)

*Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)

Women in Science and Healthcare (WiSH)
 
6 Antiracist National Public Health Week: An Introduction to antiracism Day 2 - Context is Everything *White Coats 4 Black Lives (WC4BL)

*Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

*American Public Health Association (APHA)

*Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)

*Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)

Women in Science and Healthcare (WiSH)
 
6 Common Read: Caste Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
7 Antiracist National Public Health Week: Building Bridges - The Importance of Community Organizations *White Coats 4 Black Lives (WC4BL)

*Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

*American Public Health Association (APHA)

*Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)

*Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)

Women in Science and Healthcare (WiSH)
 
7 ¡En Salud! Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
8 Antiracist National Public Health Week: Climate Justice & Indigenous Populations *White Coats 4 Black Lives (WC4BL)

*Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

*American Public Health Association (APHA)

*Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)

*Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)

Women in Science and Healthcare (WiSH)
 
9 Antiracist National Public Health Week: Viewing and Discussion of"Cooked - Survival by Zipcode" *White Coats 4 Black Lives (WC4BL)

*Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

*American Public Health Association (APHA)

*Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)

*Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)

Women in Science and Healthcare (WiSH)
 
10 Antiracist National Public Health Week: Addressing Anti-Asian Hate- A Theater-Based Workshop *White Coats 4 Black Lives (WC4BL)

*Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

*American Public Health Association (APHA)

*Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)

*Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)

Women in Science and Healthcare (WiSH)
 
11 Antiracist National Public Health Week: The Case for Antiracism Training in Medical Education *White Coats 4 Black Lives (WC4BL)

*Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

*American Public Health Association (APHA)

*Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)

*Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)

Women in Science and Healthcare (WiSH)
 
12 Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Her-story Presented by Nicole Braddock Bromley founder of OneVOICE Office of Diversity and Inclusion

*SPECTRUM
 
12 Healthcare Disparities at the U.S.--Mexican Border with Dr. Mario Mendoza *Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)

*Executive Student Council (ESC)
 
13 A Conversation About Difficult Dialogues Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
15 Cafecito Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
15 Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Medical Provider Intro to Sexual Trauma Exams Presented by Chenel Vanden Berk, RN, BS, JD, SANE-A Office of Diversity and Inclusion

*SPECTRUM
 
19 Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Sexual Harassment in Healthcare Article Discussion Facilitated by: Dr. Heather Kind-Keppel Office of Diversity and Inclusion

*SPECTRUM
 
20 The Future of Gender and Sex in Science: Five Challenges to the Gender Binary Presented by: Dr. Janet Shibley Hyde Women in Science and Healthcare (WiSH)   
21 Common Read: Caste Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
21 ¡En Salud! Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
22 CMS Health Disparities and Equity in Healthcare & Medical Education Journal Club- "Persistent Racial Disparities in Utilization Rates and Perioperative Metrics in Total Joint Arthroplasty in the U.S. A Comprehensive Analysis of Trends from 2006 to 2015" Chicago Medical School, Office of Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion, Academic Learning Environment

CMS Health Disparities and Equity in Medical Education Task force
 
23 Sexual Assault Awareness Month: National Day of Silence Office of Diversity and Inclusion

*SPECTRUM
 
26 Psychiatry with LGBTQ+ Populations: Presented by Neeral Sheth, DO *Students Interested in Psychiatry (SIP)  
27 Beyond Combat: Cause and Effect of PTSD Across Diverse Populations - Presented by Dr. Michael Shuman, PharmD, BCPP *Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA)

*Polish American Healthcare Professional Association (PAHPA)
 
28 Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Denim Day Office of Diversity and Inclusion

*SPECTRUM
 
29 Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Title IX Discussion Presented by Dr. Heather Kind-Keppel Office of Diversity and Inclusion

*SPECTRUM
 
29 Cafecito Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
May

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month   
3 Exploring Various Trauma Types Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Student Counseling Services
 
4 Common Read: Caste Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
5 ¡En Salud! Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
5 The Real History of Cinco de Mayo *Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)  
6 Virulent Hate: Anti-Asian Racism and Asian American Activism During the Covid-19 Pandemic - Speaker Dr. Melissa Borja Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
11 CMS Health Disparities and Equity in Healthcare & Medical Education Journal Club- "Severe Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Among Indigenous Women in the United States" Chicago Medical School, Office of Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion, Academic Learning Environment

CMS Health Disparities and Equity in Medical Education Task force
 
12 - 19 Film: CODED BIAS The College of Pharmacy

Office of Admissions and Enrollment
 
13 The Problem with Race-Based Medicine *Student National Medical Association (SNMA)  
13 CENTENNIAL SERIES: The History of Women PAs - Speaker Deborah Atherton Gerbert, MS, PA-C Women in Science and Healthcare (WiSH)   
19 Common Read: Caste Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
June


Pride Month  
1 Common Read: The Autobiography of a Transgender Scientist Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
8 Immigration Health 101 Medical Organization for Latino Advancement  
14 Juneteenth: History, Freedom, and Celebration Office of Diversity and Inclusion

*Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

*Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA)
 
15 Common Read: The Autobiography of a Transgender Scientist Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
18 The Thirst: Juneteenth and the Existential Quest for Black Freedom -  Johnathan JeVon White, PhD Chicago Medical School - Diversity  
19  Juneteenth Journey Lake County Community  
30 Common Read: The Autobiography of a Transgender Scientist Office of Diversity and Inclusion  
July
13 Common Read: The Autobiography of a Transgender Scientist Office of Diversity and Inclusion