DisMANTLING Power, Privilege and Oppression in Healthcare

Through the use of interactive exercises and transformative, deep discussions, we will spark critical conversations about how bias shows up in our work and the impact of systems and structures of oppression on healthcare. The workshop will leave participants equipped with an understanding of the influence of power, identity, and privilege on health outcomes. Advancing Health Equity will tailor the workshop according to the historical context of health, race and power to effectively discuss strategies and practices for talking about race, mitigating bias, and mobilizing for health equity.

Learning Objectives

  • To explore how the different parts of identity can bestow power.

  • To explore how privilege can bestow power on a person or group.

  • To explore how systems of oppression work and to examine how the four of I’s of oppression (internalized, interpersonal, institutional, and ideological) influence health outcomes.

  • To provide an opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations around systems of oppression and to learn about multiple perspectives.