Black Men in White Coats
In celebration of Juneteenth, TUN's Touro Stands for Justice subcommittee will host Black Men in White Coats documentary viewing and panel discussion. This event is a family event! Local Black healthcare providers and TUN students will be on-hand to provide free on-going mentoring for participants (adults and high schoolers) desiring or preparing to go into the healthcare profession. All participants are eligible for a TUN application fee waiver ($75-$100 value).
View the FREE documentary and panel on June 17, 2021, 6-8:30PM. This is an in-person event. RSVP REQUIRED. Social distancing and masks will be required. Maximum capacity is 100.
Victory Missionary Baptist Church, 500 W Monroe Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89106
Fewer black men applied to medical school in 2014 than in 1978 and black men have the lowest life expectancy in the United States. With only 2% of American doctors being black men, this comes as no surprise. This documentary dissects the systemic barriers preventing black men from becoming medical doctors and the consequences on society at large.
Health care accounts for nearly 20% of the United State’s GDP and a significant portion of that is driven by disparities in a system that lacks diverse physicians. What if we had a medical workforce that actually reflected our patient population? What challenges do our black boys face? Who are their role models? Why is it easier to visualize a black man in an orange jumpsuit than it is in a white coat? What’s happening in society that more black women are becoming doctors while black men are stagnant? WHOSE FAULT IS IT? It’s time to end this CRISIS and get more BLACK MEN IN WHITE COATS!