Black Men In White Coats Screening & Discussion

  • February 15, 2021 - February 18, 2021
  • 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM CST
  • Jessica Simpson,
  • free
  • Not open to the public.
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    The White Coats for Black Lives chapter at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine is celebrating Black History month with a 3-day virtual screening of the documentary Black Men in White Coats.

    Less 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. What if we had a medical workforce that actually reflected our patient population? 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!

    Due to COVID-19 the screening is virtual and through the Indie Screening platform. Reserve your free ticket here: We bought access codes for 300 people.

    Watch the documentary beginning February 15 at 6:30pm central and ending on February 18 at 6:30pm. Following the 3-day virtual screening, please join us on February 18 at 7pm for a 45-minute discussion about the documentary. Register here: or at the Indie Screening website under ¿discussion URL¿.

    We hope you join us for to learn and discuss the issue of diversity, equity and inclusion in the medical profession!

    This event is open to all affiliated with Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and Loyola University Medical Center.

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    This event is sponsored by Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.