Teaching Circle

These are challenging times for teaching about race. Teachers who raise the subject encounter backlash from students, parents, colleagues, and administrators. It can feel lonely. To counter this, we are forming the Medicine and the Legacies of American Slavery Teaching Circle. We are gathering a group of interested colleagues to discuss how we teach our students about race and medicine to improve their preparation to be patients, healthcare providers, and citizens. Colleagues from any discipline and any level of expertise about race or medicine are welcome in this collaborative effort. In the end, each participant will have a concrete proposal for how to improve a course or program and a set of regional colleagues they can continue to call on for help and inspiration. We are especially interested in developing expertise in place-based learning so students can learn to see how the legacies of slavery affect healthcare in their community.


We will meet via Zoom from 3 PM Central Time on:

  • September 16
  • October 21
  • November 18
  • January 20
  • February 17
  • March 17
  • April 21

Follow this link to join the teaching circle.

For more information, please contact Chris Ciocchetti at cciocchetti@centenary.edu.

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