Diversity & Inclusion Reflection | June 2022

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National Loving Day | National Today

Every June 12, we honor the United States Supreme Court’s 1967 decision to strike down laws in several states that banned interracial marriage. The decision was sparked by Loving v. Virginia, a court case involving Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple from Virginia who married in 1958. 

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What does it mean to be a citizen of the world? | Hugh Evans – TED

Hugh Evans started a movement that mobilizes “global citizens,” people who self-identify first and foremost not as members of a state, nation, or tribe but as members of the human race. In this uplifting and personal talk, learn more about how this new understanding of our place in the world is galvanizing people to take action in the fights against extreme poverty, climate change, gender inequality, and more.

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Focusing On Pride Month | My Veterinary Life – PrideVMC Team

My Veterinary Life hosts are joined by Pride Veterinary Medical Community (Pride VMC) members Dr. Dane Whitaker and Dr. Abby McElroy. Hear their experiences as part of both the LBGTQ+ and veterinary community. They cover everything from pronouns and why they are important to the history of PrideVMC.

Diversity & Inclusion Reflection | May 2022

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The WWI Origins of the Poppy as a Remembrance Symbol | History

The Remembrance Day symbolism of the poppy started with a poem written by a World War I brigade surgeon who was struck by the sight of the red flowers growing on a ravaged battlefield.

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The Habits of Happiness | TED2004

What is happiness, and how can we all get some? Biochemist turned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard says we can train our minds in habits of well-being, to generate a true sense of serenity and fulfillment.

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From Bystander to Ally | (AAVMC DiversityMatters)

Dr. Latonia Craig from Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine discusses strategies for moving from being a bystander in witnessing acts of discrimination to being an ally.

Diversity & Inclusion Reflection | April 2022

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How Online Gaming Can Possibly Help Mental Health, CEHD Researcher Finds | Texas A&M University, College of Education & Human Development

With the rise of technology and lack of in-person interaction due to the COVID-19 virus, people have started to search for personal connections through video game online networks…

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Improving your Diversity IQ | Doug Melville | TEDxSyracuseUniversity

Doug’s “Improving your Diversity IQ” talks about increasing diversity in the world and how diversity is your personal currency. Doug outlines nine alphabetized steps to help improve your diversity IQ.

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Discrimination in Veterinary Medicine | Diversity Matters at AAVMC

Sociologist Adilia James, Ph.D., discusses her research on discrimination in the veterinary profession, qualitatively explores the experiences of those in under-represented groups, and sheds light on the realities of veterinarians of color.

Diversity & Inclusion Reflection | March 2022

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History Has Overlooked These 8 Women Scientists — But Not Anymore | TED Ideas

These pioneering women were behind some of history’s greatest discoveries, from the greenhouse effect and nuclear fission to the structure of DNA and breakthrough leprosy treatment.

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Get an Up-Close Look at the Colorful Holi Festival | National Geographic

See clouds of neon-colored powder envelop villages across India during Holi Festival. Each year, crowds gather to celebrate the beginning of spring with an explosion of color, traditional folk music, and more.

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Black Men in Medicine: Meeting the Challenge | Beyond the White Coat: Making the Rounds | AAMC

Despite efforts by medical schools, foundations, and the government to increase diversity in the physician pipeline, the number of Black men in medicine has remained virtually stagnant since 1978. This stagnation has serious implications for patient care, since a wealth of research has shown that Black patients receive more effective care from Black doctors.

Diversity & Inclusion Reflection | February 2022

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Black History Month | Here’s the story behind Black History Month—and why it’s celebrated in February.

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Chinese New Year | The 15-day long Chinese New Year celebration originated from an ancient Chinese legend of the monster Nian.

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Ida B. Wells: No More Lynching | Ida B. Wells Barnett, a fierce, anti-lynching crusader, has a place as one of history’s most uncompromising leaders and greatest defenders of democracy.

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Best Life Article | 24 Hidden Figures of the Civil Rights Movement You Need to Know About

You know Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, but what about those unsung heroes who fought for civil rights?

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum | Key Videos

Watch videos that explore the experiences of Holocaust survivors, the museum’s collections, and Holocaust history.

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BackStory | In Their Own Words

Three former slaves, recorded by the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s, describe their experiences of emancipation.

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Overlooked trailblazer: Before Rosa Parks, Sarah Keys refused to back down

Nearly seven decades after two Black Army women from North Carolina helped end discrimination on interstate buses, the state is recognizing their nearly-forgotten civil rights case.

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TEDxGeneva | Celebrating Disability as Part of Human Diversity

A life-long human rights activist, Catalina Devandas will share important lessons she learned about the barriers that she and millions of other persons with disabilities face in their lives.

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NPR | It’s Been a Minute: A History of AIDS/HIV Activism

June 2021 marked forty years from the first time the CDC reported on patients with HIV/AIDS in the U.S. In this episode Sam Sanders talks with activists about how LGBTQIA+ Americans got the media and the government to pay attention to the crisis.

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U.S. Military Groundbreakers

Recognizing those who took great strides to diversify the armed forces.

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Smithsonian Social Studies Online: Native American Heritage Month

Join the National Museum of American History for an online exploration into key social studies topics, featuring museum resources from the Smithsonian. This episode will focus on Native American Heritage Month.

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Dare to Lead: Imposter Syndrome

Dr. Brené Brown talks with Jodi-Ann Burey and Ruchika Tulshyan about imposter syndrome and the articles they have written together on the topic, including “Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome,” which is among the Harvard Business Review’s top 100 most-read articles in history. They talk about the contexts in which imposter syndrome was originally defined, as well as how it continues to be defined and experienced. They also talk about the problematic myths, required masks, and systemic mindsets connected with the term and how they directly work against creating a culture of belonging.

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 Veterans Discharged Under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Policy Eligible for All Benefits

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced Monday that veterans who were discharged under the former “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) U.S. military policy are now eligible for all benefits.

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Diversity & Inclusion on Air: Disability and the Job Hunt

Gena Grant, a career counselor at The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine stops by to discuss job seeking with a disability. She offers great advice on accommodations and questions to ask protentional employers.

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Code Switch: The Making and Remaking of Afghanistan

In October 2001—20 years ago—the U.S. invaded Afghanistan in response to the attacks on September 11. Afghanistan has a long, rich, complex history and culture. A lot of it flies in the face of what those of us in the U.S. are exposed to or is in direct opposition to the stereotypes we see portrayed.

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 Keep quiet about homophobia or open up?

Article published in Science by Dr. Brian Mustanski, Director, Northwestern Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing, Northwestern University.

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Diversity & Inclusion on Air: Women, the Academy & the Pandemic

An amazing group of veterinarians sit down to chat about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on women faculty. Drs. Tamara Hancock, Debbie Kochevar, Mandy Martinot, and Lubna Nasir talk about their personal experiences and observations.

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Code Switch: Who Runs the World? Kids.

This week will feature some of our favorite student podcasts about race and identity. We’ll have you moose hunting in Alaska, eating Vietnamese-style crawfish in New Orleans, and gawking over beautiful tattoo art in Illinois.