Black Women in Medicine
Film Screening, Workshop, and Book Signing
Saturday, May 6, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall 102 Seminar Room, Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Ballroom East (101A)
Photo: Crystal R. Emery, founder of the Changing the Face of STEM initiative and director of Black Women in Medicine.
The Greater Boston Diva Docs invite the Wellesley College community to the Massachusetts premiere of Black Women in Medicine, a groundbreaking documentary directed by Crystal R. Emery, founder of the Changing the Face of STEM initiative. The film showcases the powerful black women that make up a small but growing minority of the medical community, encouraging people of color to pursue careers in medicine and healthcare.
Following the screening, there will be a talkback with Emery as well as three workshops led by prominent black female physicians: “Building Bridges: The Power of the Sisterhood,” on exploring how to create bonds between Black and White women in medical professions; “From Conversation to Action,” laying out effective steps to create systemic changes in the medical field and beyond; and “Recruitment and Retention,” to inform the practices of medical-school staff with recruitment and retention duties. The event ends with a book signing with Emery.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
About Black Women in Medicine
Black Women in Medicine shares the motivational stories of women who have managed to make it in the medical profession despite obstacles such as lack of resources or educational opportunities and the barriers of sexism and racial bigotry—achieving their goals against all odds. The film also highlights positive role models to counter the negative imagery of Black women currently dominating mainstream media. The film will not only challenge your preconceptions about what kind of person becomes a physician, it will help you rethink the barriers you face in your life—and consider that there is infinite hope for your own success whatever your dreams may be. It is also a film that will encourage the next generation to set no limits on what they can accomplish.
Watch the trailer
This event is organized by the Greater Boston Diva Docs, a vibrant group of female physicians of African descent, in partnership with URU The Right to Be, Inc.