June 24, 2020: Posted by One Surgery Admin
To bring about change, you must not be afraid to take that first step. We fail if we fail to try.
– ROSA PARKS
The manifestation of structural racism, implicit bias, and the torment of impending violence demonstrated by the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks, Tony McDade, Riah Milton, ominique Fells and countless Black bodies sparked protests and unprecedented uprisings #DefundThePolice across the globe around a single cause, #BlackLivesMatter.
In solidarity with Black Americans and descendants of those of the African diaspora, we commit to taking action towards changing the status quo not with equality or equity, but with justice, which includes access to education and universal healthcare – including surgical healthcare – for all.
1. Collaborating with student and trainee organizations to open a dialogue about the persistence of racism and the effects of bias and privilege within the healthcare space.
2. Requiring our leadership to be more intentional in their approaches within our organizations through anti-discrimination policies, hiring practices, recruitment with retainment and the amplification of voices of QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, People of Color) to reinforce our commitment to inclusion and diversity.
3. Hosting a session for student leaders to learn implicit bias training through the lens of restorative and transformative justice.
By sharing stories and experiences on structural racism and discrimination in healthcare, we plan to conscientiously educate healthcare providers globally by disseminating the perspectives of patients, students, trainees and healthcare providers.
We invite you to share your story and amplify Black and minority voices to make strides towards a society equipped to be just for ALL its members.
Share your story at https://bit.ly/Amplify4Love
As best articulated by Cornel West, PhD, Justice is what love looks like in public.
WE WILL make a difference.
#SayHisName #SayHerName #BlackLivesMatter #DefundThePolice #Covid1619 #RestorativeJustice
Signed: The Sadanah Foundation, InciSioN, One Surgery, Restorative Empowerment for Youth, Acclivus Chicago & Students4Covid
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