Register Today: Black History Month Events

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

When White America Gets Pneumonia, COVID-19, and Structural Racism

Tuesday, February 16, 7:00-8:30 PM

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Don’t miss our keynote lecture for Black History Month, presented by Dr. Linda Rae Murray, MD, MPH, a national leader in community health and career activist for social justice in healthcare. The discussion will be moderated by Kimberly McGill, MD, OBGYN, Smith College Class of 2001.

Dr. Murray will examine the historical experience of American medicine with the concept of race, demonstrating how structural racism has resulted in significant gaps in mortality based on race and ethnicity. She will further examine the role structural racism has played in the differential impact of Covid-19 on people of color. Dr. Murray will consider also to what extent responses to the pandemic have decreased the impact of racism.

Dr. McGill, who practices obstetrics in Raleigh, NC and was recently highlighted in an article in the Smith Quarterly (Jan. 2021) on alumnae responses to the pandemic, will discuss her experience related to similar issues for women of color in the fields of obstetrics, maternal and fetal health.

Recognizing the critical importance of this topic, the program will be presented free-of-charge for all participants. In recognition of Black History Month and in honor of our keynote speaker Dr. Linda Rae Murray, the club has made a donation in her name to the Smith College Emergency Fund for Students of Color.

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Limit: 100 participants 
Cost: Free to Members and Non-Members
You must be registered before 5:00 PM on Tuesday, February 16th to join the event. The Zoom link and password details will be shared by 5:00 P.M. on the day prior to the event and again, a few hours prior to the start of the event.


Footprints of Savannah: A Virtual History Tour

Tour 1: Thursday, February 18, 7:00-8:30 PM

Tour 2: Sunday, February 21, 4:00-5:30 PM

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Historian Vaughnette Goode-Walker takes you back in time to explore economic development of antebellum Savannah, Georgia through the history of urban slavery, the slave trade and the cotton trade, leading up to the Civil War.

Each virtual tour, via Zoom, is a live, interactive learning experience for the audience, a limited number of guests, conducted through questions and conversations with the host, throughout the Tour. You will learn about the intersection of Goode-Walker’s personal family history with events that transpired, as you visit places where these events took place and/or monuments that bear witness. Her notable tour was recently featured on MSNBC by Ali Velshi.

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Limit: 25 participants 
Cost: $10 for Members and Non-Members
You must be registered before 5:00 PM on Thursday, February 18th for Tour 1 and 2:00 PM on Sunday, February 21st for Tour 2 to join the event. The Zoom link and password details will be shared by 5:00 P.M. on the day prior to the event and again, a few hours prior to the start of the event.


CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS

Watch Rally Day 2021

This year's virtual Rally Day celebration will be streamed live on Smith College's Facebook page on Thursday, Feb. 18, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Eastern. President Kathleen McCartney will award the Smith Medal to four accomplished alums: Anne Gershon ’60, infectious disease specialist; Claire Chino ’88, business leader; Clare Coleman ’92, reproductive health leader; and Kimberly Drew ’12 (pictured), writer, curator and art activist.







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