How to Talk About Race, Power, and Privilege in Classroom and Clinical Settings

This module discusses how to create a safe and inclusive learning environment for vulnerable conversations while sharing strategies and tools for facilitating discussions about bias; including race/class/sexuality in case studies, and teaching beyond the “hidden” curriculum.

This qualifies for the GW Faculty Implicit bias training requirement. 

Target Audience

Teaching, Research and Clinical Faculty

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module, participants should be able to: 

  • Name 3 common challenges that make instructors and learners feel discomfort with discussing race, power and privilege
  • Describe the SMHS Curriculum Guidelines on how to talk about social differences in case studies and discussion boards; and
  • Acknowledge the need to push back against limited canons of texts, resources, and stories that either perpetuate stereotypes or normalize dominant narratives on social identities. 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 Completion
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Susan LeLacheur, DrPH, MPH, PA-C, and Howard Straker, EdD, MPH, PA-C

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Completion
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