Indiana University School of Medicine’s ICARE series seeks to prepare persons, affiliated with the institution, to lead action and conversations related to addressing systematic racism and race inequities.
Central to IUSM’s core values and reflecting IUSM’s three diversity foundational pillars of representational diversity, inclusive working and learning environment, and cultural competence, this series advances the cultural competence and cultural humility of faculty, staff, and learners at all levels. Moreover, this series promotes an inclusive working and learning environment and works to ensure that all members of the IUSM community feel welcomed, valued, respected, and encouraged to fully participate in our institution.
Target Audience: Every IUSM department is expected to have ambassadors represented in each cohort of this series. While this series is open to all members of the IUSM community, the target audience is non-minoritized persons. Being careful not to reinforce hierarchy that over taxes marginalized populations on topics that may be a constant lived reality for them, this series seeks to reach those who’s identity is connected with the larger white racial group. While several programs exist to provide space for URM (under-represented in medicine) faculty and staff and learners of all types to address race, this program emerges as a space for white members of our community to discuss racism and its harmful impacts, especially in relation to health disparities. Persons on any IUSM campus are invited to participate.
To maximize participation abilities, our execution strategy incorporates the use of electronic visual and audio communication platforms including, but not limited to, zoom and google docs.
I understand that by submitting this application, I am enrolling in a cohort style program and intend to participate all sessions for this series.