Racism is a Public Health and Social Justice Issue
Watching the events of the past several weeks unfold--the murder of George Floyd and so many others; the unequal impact of COVID-19 on the Black community, the Latinx community, and the Navajo; medical protections being removed from Transgender patients during Pride month--has illuminated the need to care about each other without judgement. These are all public health and social justice issues. They will impact your future practice in healthcare and law just as they impact you in your life and as a voter.
We have added some resources on Racism and Diversity in Health and Law in our Learning Center. These issues will be important as you apply, go to interviews, and train in professional programs in the coming years.
On a more personal note, our campus community recently experienced an abhorrent racist attack over social media. We hope that our students know we are here for them as a safe space if they need someone to talk to. The advisors in Pre-Professional Advising reject racism, discrimination, and systemic inequity and are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels welcome and safe.
We are still available for virtual and phone appointments through BoilerConnect. We are at work every day--just remotely.