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Understanding Intersectionality: bringing visibility to the experiences and perspectives of women of color

August 7, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Academic medicine, and the country as a whole, is at a critical inflection point where massive change is needed. As we bolster our efforts to address the dual public health crises of COVID-19 and systemic racism, we must pay close attention to the role of intersectionality and acknowledge the limited visibility thus far of African American/Black women and all women of color regarding these issues. During this first part of a webinar series on various aspects of women of color, we will explore foundational elements of intersectionality theory, share experiences from members of our community, and create dialogue on how institutions can maintain an intersectional lens as they continue their diversity, equity and inclusion journeys. This webinar kicks off a new collaboration on Women of Color between the Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS), the Group on Diversity and Inclusion (GDI) and other AAMC affinity groups.


Toi Harris, MD
Associate Provost of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion and Student Services
Professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine
Chiquita A. Collins, PhD
Chief Diversity Officer
Inaugural Vice Dean for Inclusion and Diversity
Associate Professor, Department of Population Health Sciences
Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine
UT Health San Antonio
Yolonda Y. Wilson, PhD
National Humanities Center Fellow
Encore Public Voices Fellow
Valencia Walker, MD
Associate Chief Diversity and Health Equity Officer
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Associate Division Chief for Health Equity and Inclusion
Department of Pediatrics l Division of Neonatology
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Diana Lautenberger, Director, Faculty and Staff Studies and Services
Rebekah Corlew, Director, Constituent Engagement
Juan Amador, Director, Constituent Engagement


August 7, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm