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Black History Month 2021

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Black History Month, or African-American History Month, celebrated each February in the United States, provides an opportunity to recognize and honor the achievements African Americans have made to the nation and the world. 

Baylor College of Medicine will mark Black History Month with a number of activities and highlight African-American trailblazers in medicine and science on our social media.

Please join the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion on Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m. for a panel discussion of the feature film by Dr. Dale Okorodudu, Black Men in White Coats. Actual viewership of the 80-minute documentary must be done individually prior to the event at any time between 4 p.m. on Feb. 9 and 4 p.m. on Feb. 12. A personalized link will be provided.

We are limited to 300 links on a first come, first serve basis. You must register in advance before 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7. Links to the film will be sent on the following day.

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2021 Observation Events

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The following events take place in celebration of Black History Month in 2021:

Feb. 9 and 16, 2021 from 7-8:15 p.m.: The Human Genome Sequencing Center and Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, in collaboration with the Office of a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, will host a three-part series of Baylor's Evening with Genetics focused on race and genetics. There will be virtual sessions on Feb. 9 (register here) and Feb. 16 (register here) from 7-8:15 p.m. | Each session has a separate registration link.

Feb. 12, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.: The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) and Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will host a panel discussion of the feature film by Dr. Dale Okorodudu, Black Men in White Coats. Actual viewership of the 80-minute documentary must be done individually prior to the event at any time between 4 p.m. on Feb. 9 and 4 p.m. on Feb. 12. A personalized link will be provided. We are limited to 300 links on a first come, first serve basis. You must register in advance before 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7. Links to the film will be sent on the following day. Please check out our Black History Month web page additional events taking place during the month of February.

Feb. 20, 2021 from 8:50-3:15 p.m.: The Texas Mental Health Equity Mentorship Network invites you to celebrate National Social Justice Day 2021 by attending the Time to be a Jedi Champion conference. This virtual conference will offer sessions on topics of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. For more information contact Dr. LluberesRegister here.

Feb. 23, 2021 from 12-1 p.m.: Baylor's Center of Excellence in Health Equity, Training and Research monthly Health Equity Grand Rounds will feature Kim Rhoads, M.D., MS, MPH, associate professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics; Director, Office of Community Engagement; and Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center; University of California San Francisco. Zoom Meeting ID: 93006362884; Passcode: 867116.

Feb. 25, 2021 from 5-7 p.m.: In honor of Black History Month, the Black Scientist Collective presents COVID-19, Vaccines & the Black Community, a panel discussion on the science of COVID-19, the disproportionate effect of COVID-19 on the Black community, racial and historical implications surrounding vaccine hesitancy, and steps we can all take in protecting more vulnerable communities and preventing virus spread.
Zoom Link; Passcode: 339078.