STEM & Health Equity Advocates at Yale

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Our Mission:

In recognizing the adverse, harmful, and even fatal effects of racism in STEM and healthcare, our mission is to implement anti-racist education for STEM and pre-health students, expand the History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health department, and actively support and collaborate with other student-led efforts to dismantle systemic racism at Yale University.

Our Activities:

Workshop Series on Health Inequities Advocacy, or Activism Continuing our series from last year, we plan on hosting one/two Zoom events per semester bringing together a panel of speakers to discuss current topics related to health inequities (examples from last year include mass incarceration, vaccine inequities, indigenous health, etc). We have yet to discern what topic to focus on for this semester but it will likely be a zoom event. Dreams of Hope: Pen Pal Program Advocacy, or Activism In conjunction and guided by work done by the Queer Detainee Empowerment Project, Friends of Miami-Dade Detainees, and Baker Interfaith Friends; this project hopes to write letters of hope to those currently in immigration detention facilities to lessen the feeling of isolation and offer them encouragement and community. Workshop Series on Health Inequities Advocacy, or Activism Create a series of workshops related to the intersection of health and race at Yale College Examples of previous workshops have been held on: Health & Mass incarceration, ICE and its health impact, COVID-19 Vaccine Disparities & Hesitancy. These workshops feature Yale & New Haven community members, experts, and external experts to shed light on these problems and potential ways to address them. They are recorded and published so that people can continue to learn from them after the event. Curriculum Reform Advocacy, or Activism Working in tandem with the DUSes, faculty, and students of various STEM majors (including MB&B, MCDB, HSHM, etc), we will gather information regarding how students feel about the environment of STEM/what changes can be made to better make marginalized students feel more supported within STEM @ Yale. We will compile a report to present to administration with out feedback and suggestions.

Student Leaders:

Sanya Nair - Co-Coordinator/Co-President Daisy Sanchez - Co-Coordinator/Co-President

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