Saturday update: Webinar: Blackface, the Problem with Intention
“Blackface: The Problem With Intention” will be led Friday, April 1, by Ayanna Thompson, PhD, a national expert on blackface. This UW Medicine webinar is one of several planned responses to address harm from a recently exposed blackface incident affecting our UW Medicine community.
We’ll share a link to the recording of this webinar in a future newsletter.
The webinar will provide a brief history and overview of blackface, moving from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. It will include an examination of several prominent cases involving public figures who have engaged in blackface and explore why effect and harm matter more than intention.
Thompson is a Regents Professor of English at Arizona State University and the Director of the Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies. In 2021, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is the author of many books including “Blackface,” a 2022 Prose Award Finalist from the Association of American Publishers.
The webinar is noon to 1:30 p.m. PT on Friday, April 1. Register at this link. Registration requires a UW Net ID or an email address at Fred Hutch, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle Children’s, or Valley Medical Center.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Step 2 group tutoring Starts April 6!
Join two tutors and your peers across WWAMI as you prepare for Step 2. Group sessions will cover a range of topics. The most up-to-date topic list is on our scheduling website.
- When: Wednesdays from April 6 through June 29
- Time: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. AK, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. PT, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. MT
- Sign up here for Zoom information
- Upcoming Topics:
April 6: CV
April 13: Resp
April 20: GI
April 27: MSK/Skin
Career Advising Student Advisory Board – Tip of the Month
If you’re applying to away rotations, a lot of this work will be super useful once you start your residency application! Regardless, review Career Advising’s steps to prepare for residency application to set you up for success this application season. Scattering this prep early on will save you a lot of stress when you’re trying to focus on important rotations (like Sub-I’s in your chosen field).
Written by Career Advising Student Advisory Board member Shanelle Briggs and reviewed by a second BIPOC Board member, L’Oreal Kennedy.
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