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The Cultural Engagement Team NEWS

The Cultural Engagement Team is returning to a regular meeting schedule, with the next meeting on April 19 at 1:00 p.m. We are welcoming employees who would like to be working members of the committee and are interested in helping our organization better understand diversity and equity issues within our communities.

If you would like to attend to hear about the mission, goals and upcoming action items and learn more about how you could be involved in CET, please join us via Zoom.  Meeting ID: 217 106 3211/ Password: 0427.


CET is pleased to offer the following educational opportunities for employees:

African Americans in American Medicine: Confronting a Painful Legacy

March 22 – Noon MST

For more than 100 years, many state and local medical societies openly discriminated against black physicians, and the AMA was early and persistent in countenancing this racial segregation. This history of segregation, bias, and exclusion continues to adversely affect American medicine and the patients we serve.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

March 24 – May 5

Offered through the University of Southern Florida, this seven-week certificate program includes two-hour modules each week that can be completed at your leisure.  The program will focus on ways organizations can create a more diverse workplace, while addressing equity issues and fostering inclusiveness.

Racism in America: Health

Monday, March 29 – 5 p.m. MST

Offered through Cornell University, this 1.5 hour seminar focuses on racism’s impact on access to healthcare and health outcomes.  The webinar will explore the ways in which inequality permeates the American medical system and how these disparities affect both economic well-being and the health of minority populations.

Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” (Continue …)

Jill Davis to receive a pie in the face – Thursday, March 25

On Thursday, March 25 at 4 p.m., Jill Davis will be the next employee to enjoy a pie in the face!  Ashley Hatch will do the honors of throwing a delicious pie at Jill outside of Building A (weather permitting).

If you can’t witness in person, pictures and video will be available on ELoops following the event!

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