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Black Men in White Coats Discussion with Dr. Dale Okorodudu

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This event is part of a combined series. If you register for this event, you will be automatically registered for all of the following events in the series.
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ZOOM EVENT LINK: https://kckpl.zoom.us/j/96061256307

 

Join Dr. Dale Okorodudu to discuss his documentary Black Men in White Coats, as well as his work with the organization of the same name.  Black Men In White Coats seeks to increase the number of black men in the field of medicine by exposure, inspiration, and mentoring.  You will receive a link to view the documentary prior to the Zoom event. 

This event will take place over Zoom.  A link will be emailed to you prior to the event. Please provide a current email address with your registration and add events@kckpl.org to your safe senders. 

You will only need to register once for both the screening and the discussion.

A limited number of free copies of Dr. Okorodudu's children's books, Doc2Doc, will be given away.  If you are chosen to receive a copy, you will be notified by email 

Please note: Priority for this event is given to Wyandotte County residents. All non-residents will be added to the waitlist. If spaces are available at the end of registration, non-residents will be allowed to fill them.  


Less black men applied to medical school in 2014 than in 1978 and black men have the lowest life expectancy in the United States. With only 2% of American doctors being black men, this comes as no surprise.  This documentary dissects the systemic barriers preventing black men from becoming medical doctors and the consequences on society at large. 

Health care accounts for nearly 20% of the United State’s GDP and a significant portion of that is driven by disparities in a system that lacks diverse physicians. What if we had a medical workforce that actually reflected our patient population? What challenges do our black boys face? Who are their role models? Why is it easier to visualize a black man in an orange jumpsuit than it is in a white coat? What’s happening in society that more black women are becoming doctors while black men are stagnant? WHOSE FAULT IS IT? It’s time to end this CRISIS and get more BLACK MEN IN WHITE COATS?

Click here to view the trailer and learn more about the organization.