Dr. Uche Blackstock Comes to KC

May 30, 2024

Hosted by Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center

May 30, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Kaufmann Foundation: 4801 Rock Hill Road

Uché Blackstock, M.D., is an emergency physician with more than 17 years of experience and a second-generation Harvard graduate. She is the CEO and founder of Advancing Health Equity, an organization dedicated to dismantling racism in healthcare. She is also an MSNBC medical contributor and author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Legacy: A Black Physician Reckons with Racism in Medicine.

Dr. Blackstock is a respected thought leader on bias and racism in healthcare. Described by Forbes as “a growing voice that is bringing to light and offering solutions to unconscious bias and structural racism among healthcare organizations,” she speaks to organizations across all sectors about the intersection of medicine, health, and systemic racism.

In her memoir, Legacy: A Black Physician Reckons with Racism in Medicine, Dr. Blackstock uses a personal lens to tell a broader story about race in America, raising a call to action for health equity. The book is her odyssey from child to medical student to practicing physician—to finally seizing her own powers as a health equity advocate against the backdrop of the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement.

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