HR Led, sponsored by Munroe-Meyer Institute, UNMC Department of Strategic Communications, UNMC College of Public Health, UNMC Office of Inclusion, Graduates & Professionals Representing Achievement Diversity and Service (G.R.A.D.S.), UNMC Bookstore, Nebraska Medicine's African-American/Black Alliance, Sodexo and the inagural Nebraska Medicine Office of Inclusivity and Diversity.
Scroll all the way down to find access links within this year's event flyers.
This year HR brings back a crowd favorite: soul food meals featured at the Nebraska, Clarkson and Bellevue Cafes. We, also, welcome many distinguished guests into the program schedule, such as:
- Myles Davis, director of NOISE who will discuss existing media biases and the hope for unbiased journalism.
- LeClara Gilreath, history educator, who will speak on the accomplishments of African Americans. We will examine how they should be used as motivation for future progress.
- Jade R Rodgers, educator and historian, will explore culture, Black resistance, and legislation affecting the lives of Black people.
- Leo Louis II, community organizer and president of the Malcom X Memorial Foundation, will define the concept of "cultural insecurity" and provide life-changing insights on the Black experience in America.
- Abby Jung, director of education services at the Durham Museum, who will guide us on a virtual tour of the Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill exhibit.
Last year, Nebraska Medicine and UNMC were privileged to add AABA (African American Black Alliance) to the dual-institution family of ERG's (Employee Resource Groups). Headed by Lynette Zepeda, with support from Nebraska Medicine's inagural Office of Inclusivity and Diversity, this year AABA brings us:
- The official launch of the AABA DEI Book Club, starting with Medical Apartheid by Harriet A. Washington. The book reveals the hidden underbelly of scientific research and makes possible, for the first time, an understanding of the roots of the African American health deficit.
- Rae Wynn Grant, PhD and Sheritta Strong, MD, ecologist and psychiatrist, respectively, who will moderate a discussion focused on advancing opportunities for Black women in the sciences.
- Mark Foxall, UNO professor and attorney, who brings his expertise to the table to discuss the history of red lining in Omaha.
See for the full UNMC HR led line-up here. See the full AABA led line-up here. Registration links are on flyers.
For questions on 2022 UNMC Black History Month programming and engagement, contact Giovanni Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions on 2022 AABA sponsored Black History Month programming and engagement, contact Lynette Zepeda at email@example.com.