The ARC Educational Series

As the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) strives to make anti-racism an indelible part of its culture, the ARC Educational Series aims to help students, faculty, and staff better understand concepts such as anti-racism and structural racism through the following goals:
  • To increase learning on issues related to race, racism, and anti-racism.
  • To facilitate growth in the personal anti-racist domain.
  • To promote a culture where race and other intersecting identities are understood, valued, and have equitable standing. 

The 7th Annual SMHS Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture Series "Advancing the Dream: Why We Can't Wait

 In the book Why We Can't Wait (1963), Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. explained why he opposed the gradualist approach to achieving equity and civil rights. Dr. King said, "This "Wait" has almost always meant "Never." We must come to see, with one of our distinguished jurists, that "justice too long delayed is justice denied."

Keynote Speakers 

Wednesday, January 11th, 2023 

"Confronting U.S. History: We Must End RACISM to End Health Disparities" 
Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist, Racial Scholar, and Creator of the 1619 Project 
12 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST 
Zoom - Virtual

Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 

"Confronting Structural Racism: Building the Courage for Change"
Dr. Wendy Ellis, DrPH, MPH
12 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST 
Ross Hall 117 - In Person

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