Employees were invited to celebrate the virtual launch of Black Excellence @ Mass General Brigham. The group provides a new affirming space for Black employees to create a community of support to encourage the welcoming, success, and advancement of Black employees at Mass General Brigham.
The MGH partnered with colleagues from the Partners HealthCare Office for Diversity and Inclusion to bring Robin DiAngelo, PhD, author of The New York Times bestseller, “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism,” to speak to staff Feb. 10. DiAngelo is an affiliate associate professor of Education at the University of Washington focusing on Whiteness Studies and Critical Discourse Analysis.
The talk was part of the Insight into Identities Series, which took place at Partners Assembly Row and was livestreamed to MGH employees. Following DiAngelo’s presentation was a facilitated discussion and workshop moderated by Karey Kenst, of the MGH Health Policy Research Center; Deb Washington, RN, PhD, director of Diversity for Nursing & Patient Care Services; and Gaurdia Banister, RN, PhD, executive director for the MGH Institute for Patient Care.
“This was a wonderful opportunity for the MGH community to not only hear Dr. Robin DiAngelo speak on this topic, but also an opportunity to take some time to reflect on our own actions and how we can better participate in what can often be a difficult and painful dialogue,” says Aswita Tan-McGrory, administrative director of The Mongan Institute and director of the MGH Disparities Solutions Center.The MGH will host its next Stand Against Racism event in April. More details will be shared throughout the next few months.
- Feb | 4 | 2021
In January, Mass General staff had the opportunity to take part in three virtual celebrations to honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and illuminate his goals of racial equity and justice.
- Oct | 23 | 2020
Celebrating gives people the energy to press on during difficult times, said Joseph Betancourt, MD, vice president and chief equity and inclusion officer, in his introduction to the “Celebration of Unity, Heritage and Mass General Latino/a/x Front Line Staff” event.
- Oct | 9 | 2020
Not only were two MGHers honored with the annual Ernesto Gonzalez Award for Outstanding Services to the Hispanic Community, but one standout group was given the honorific name, “The Ernesto Gonzalez Service.”
- Oct | 9 | 2020
More than a year ago, Gaurdia Banister, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, asked two of her colleagues whether they had read the book "White Fragility." Intrigued, they did, and the three of them—along with ten other employees from various departments—began a book club to discuss it.
- Sep | 24 | 2020
The ribbon-cutting event will be featured on a Facebook livestream on September 26.