This third session will include a special guest speaker: Dr. Saleem Razack, MD, FRCP(C), Director of the Social Accountability and Community Engagement Office
Please register with CALENDLY- space is limited!
Session three theme:
Power, Privilege and Purpose: Navigating the power structures within the Health Professions and intersectionality within the LGBTQ+ environment.
The WELL Office
3708 Peel Street
(Entrance at the back of the Meredith Annex)
Facilitator: Camila Velez
Details: LGBTQ+ learners and allies from the Faculty of Medicine, including residents and fellows (PGME), undergraduate medical learners (UGME), dentistry students, students from the schools of physical and occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and nursing are invited to attend our Connect & Learn Series, which consists of 3 confidential group meetings interspersed throughout the year. The series is designed to address the social and psychological issues facing the LGBTQ+ learners in the Health Professions. The primary goal of the sessions is to create safe spaces for conversation and shared fellowship around a curated curriculum of diverse speakers.
Topics of conversation will include identifying micro-aggressions towards LGBTQ+ health profession learners in their daily lives and within society as a whole, and how to address them within clinical spaces from a place of controversy with civility; exploring and addressing power, privilege, value systems, and intersectionality; and recognizing the commonalities and differences that exist among people and cultures, and how these factors influence relationships with others.
Each group meeting will have a dedicated theme. A guest speaker may be invited to the meeting for the first 30’ to share their personal reflections on their own journey and offer their experience-based expertise in the form of perspective and practical tips. Upon the guest speaker’s departure, a group discussion inspired by the talk will be facilitated by the Wellness Advisor, Amanda Hankins. Snacks and refreshments will be served.
Please visit this page for more information on these sessions