Neuro Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Lecture: Practicing Radical Empathy (Virtual)
Time of event is in EST.
The first Neuro Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) lecture will feature will feature Professor Terri Givens of McGill University.
Host: Adrien Peyrache, The Neuro, McGill University
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Structural racism has impacted the lives of African Americans in the United States since before the country’s founding. Although the country has made some progress towards a more equal society, political developments in the 21st century have shown that deep divides remain. The persistence of inequality is an indicator of the stubborn resilience of the institutions that maintain white supremacy. To bridge our divides, Terri Givens calls for ‘radical empathy’ - moving beyond an understanding of others’ lives and pain to understand the origins of our biases, including internalized oppression.