PSi Co-Founder Carmen Torres Facilitates Talk on Addressing Racism

 Carmen Torres

Carmen Torres

On April 11th, third-year pediatric residents in the Urban Health & Advocacy Track at Boston Medical Center/Boston Children's Hospital invited Carmen Torres, Co-Founder of the Perrone-Sizer Institute and Director of Student and Family Services at Conservatory Lab Charter School, to facilitate part of their academic afternoon gathering titled “Addressing Racism as Pediatricians in Research, Advocacy & Policy.” Carmen invited the residents to consider the long history and impact of systemic racism in our society, and what novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie calls "the danger of a single story." As caregivers in positions of power, their efforts for racial justice, equity, and cultural competence begin when they elicit and listen to the complex story of each child and family in their care. It's a privilege to work with these caring, dedicated emerging leaders in healthcare.

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