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Diversity & Inclusion

Inclusive Excellence Scholar in Residence

May 11-12, 2021

The Office of Diversity, Health Justice, and Belonging invites you to the second annual WSU College of Medicine Inclusive Excellence Scholar in Residence on May 11-12.

The event will consist of a series of sessions designed to be interconnected, sequenced, and grounded in the college mission. This year’s program will feature advocates, activists, clinicians/practitioners, scholars, and artists grounded in the theme Health Justice and Belonging.

During the sessions and workshops, the speakers and facilitators will engage members of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine in drawing upon their lived experience, deep theoretical analysis, and practical application they have leveraged to guide institutions, educational/clinical settings, and leadership on a path towards seeking health justice and improving belonging.

Please email diversity.medicine@wsu.edu with any questions regarding the second annual Inclusive Excellence Scholar in Residence.

2021 Inclusive Excellence Scholar in Residence Guide

For additional information, review the guide here.

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Schedule

May 11 Zoom
May 12 Zoom

May 11

Opening Session| 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

  • Land Acknowledgment
  • Introduction Video – What is Health Justice and Belonging?
  • Introduction to Inclusive Excellence and the College of Medicine commitment to Inclusion by Founding Dean Tomkowiak.
  • Introduction to Inclusive Excellence Scholar in Residence and different format – David H. Garcia and Dr. John Vassall (Everett)
  • Review programming and tone-setting for next two days.

Session A | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy and Praxis
Dr. Lupinnaci (Pullman/Spokane)

  • Introduction to Inclusive Pedagogy and Praxis
  • Foundational understanding of how positionality impacts Pedagogy and Praxis
  • Ability to apply basic Inclusive Pedagogy and Praxis skills

Indigenous Health
Dr. Naomi Bender and Dr. Wil James (Spokane/Native Health)

  • Introduction to providing indigenous cultural learning and support environments for students, communities, and patients.
  • Tools for offering indigenous cultural learning and support environments for students,

Session offered in the afternoon

Dialogue with the Experts | 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Historical Medical Racism in Black Communities
Dr. John Vassall (Everett)

  • Foundational understanding of Medical Racism in Black Communities
  • Tools for reducing medical racism

Session B | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy and Praxis
Dr. Lupinnaci (Pullman/Spokane)

  • Introduction to Inclusive Pedagogy and Praxis
  • Foundational understanding of how positionality impacts Pedagogy and Praxis
  • Ability to apply basic Inclusive Pedagogy and Praxis skills

Indigenous Health
Dr. Naomi Bender and Dr. Wil James (Spokane/Native Health)

  • Introduction to providing indigenous cultural learning and support environments for students, communities, and patients.
  • Tools for offering indigenous cultural learning and support environments for students

Sessions repeated; offered in the morning

May 12

Opening Session | 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

  • Welcome
  • Video – Belonging
  • Music/Art displays
  • Recap of Day 1 and Intro to Day 2

Panel Discussion
Health Justice & Belonging: Communities & Care | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Introduction to what Advocacy, Activism, and Care mean to you
  • Basic understanding on how individuals can partner with communities to Advocate, engage in Activism, and improve Care.
  • Ability to apply strategies for Communities and Care.

Panelists:

  • Kiantha Duncan (Spokane)
  • Luis Manriquez (College of Medicine)
  • Jenyfer Mesa (Spokane)
  • Makerusa Protesano (Vancouver/Portland)
  • Adrian Garcia (Tri-Cities)

Panel of Diversity Officers in Washington State
Health Justice & Belonging: Where do we go from here? |12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

  • Introduction to the roles and responsibilities of Diversity Officer at the three medical schools in Washington.
  • Data and Frameworks informing equity, diversity, inclusion, health justice, and belonging.
  • Recommendations for advancing efforts with lessons learned from COVID-19 and Racism during the last year

Panelists:

  • Dr. Mirna Ramos-Diaz – PNWU
  • Dr. Leo Morales – UW
  • David H. Garcia – (College of Medicine)

 

Inclusive Excellence brings together a comprehensive knowledge base – research and theory – from a variety of sources. Within Inclusive Excellence diversity and inclusion are defined and exist at the highest level of institutional importance as foundational to mission fulfillment and academic excellence.