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CANCELED Black Men in Medicine: Watch and Discuss “Rise Up: The Movement that Changed America”

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Tuesday, February 28, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Black Men in Medicine

Join the Black Men in Medicine group to watch and discuss "Rise Up: The Movement that Changed America." Dinner will be provided.

Hosted by: The Black Men in Medicine initiative aims to develop and support the needs of black male faculty in the Schools of Medicine and Nursing to cultivate future healthcare and biomedical science professionals. The group is convened by Vice Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Kevin Thomas, MD, and is comprised of black male faculty within the Schools of Medicine and Nursing.

Presented by:
• Dennis Frank-Ito, PhD, Associate Professor in Head and Neck Surgery & Communication sciences
• Ian Williams, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate, Medicine
• Ronald Harris MMCi, SNMA Co-President

About the film: "Fifty years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., HISTORY® presents Rise Up: The Movement that Changed America, a one-hour documentary executive produced by LeBron James and Maverick Carter for SpringHill Entertainment and Emmy-Award winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson. This documentary follows the inner workings of the civil rights movement and four legislative decisions that resulted, including the Montgomery Campaign which declared that segregated public transportation was in violation of the 14th Amendment, the Birmingham Campaign which led to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Selma Campaign which led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Chicago Campaign which led to the Fair Housing Act of 1968."

Who should attend? Black male faculty, trainees and students in the Schools of Medicine and Nursing. This includes trainees and students across the continuum including medical, physical therapy, PA, MBS and residents, fellows, and post-doctoral candidates.

Questions? Email

Contact: Fiona Johann