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An Inquiry into Racism and Health Inequities: Racism, a Public Health Crisis in Medicine

Thursday, May 20, 2021 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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UCSF Healthcare Advocates for Social Justice invite you to join us on Thursday, May 20th at 4:00 PM for a discussion called Racism, a Public Health Crisis in Medicine via Zoom. The talk will feature Bridgette Hempstead, Founder and Executive Director of Cierra Sisters, an organization whose mission is to break the cycle of fear and increase knowledge concerning breast cancer in the African-American and underserved communities. Bridgette created the organization twenty-five years ago, after she was diagnosed with breast cancer and faced racism in the health care system herself. Bridgette continues to fight for racial equity in our health care system, by centering the communal knowledge of Black people experiencing racial inequity in cancer and health disparities. She is also the recipient of the Ron Chisom Anti-Racism Award.

You can register for the panel discussion here and learn more about Cierra Sisters by going to

This event was planned by a diverse group of UCSF staff who organized in response to the ongoing racial injustices. The goal of the UCSF Healthcare Advocates for Social Justice monthly speaker series is to promote critical thinking and action around intersectional structures of power, privilege, and racial oppression in clinical care, education, and beyond. We will continue to highlight the efforts of community antiracism activists. 

All the best,   

UCSF Healthcare Advocates for Social Justice 

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