Events & Announcements

Calendar of Events 2020

June: EDI Committee was formed!


July 16 @4pm: “13th” Documentary Screening via Netflix Party & discussion with Dr. Christopher King
July – September: collaboration with SPARK Book Club – White Fragility


August 13 @6pm: Panel on Microaggressions in Medicine and Biomedical Research
August 27 @6pm: Open Space


Bard-Georgetown Mentorship Program begins!
September 24 @7pm: Meditation event


BGMP – Get together
Oct 26 @5pm: Board meeting

Fall Food Drive October 30th to December 4th


This year, EDI is partnering with MCGSO Outreach in their annual Fall Food Drive to Capital Area Food Bank to reach a broader GUMC audience. This year everyone at GUMC, including SOM and faculty from all disciplines are welcomed and encouraged to donate to this cause. With the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty of 2020, our donations will go a long way.

If interested in donating, please Venmo the account @gumcgso-edi-food-drive with the description: Food Drive


Tuesday 11/10 @ 6:00 PM: Open space after election day
Title: USA after election – led by Mary


How to make Coquito class (happy hour)- TBD

Events Archive:

“13th” – Netflix Watch Party
Thursday, July 16th 4-6pm

Please RSVP here if you are interested in joining us!

EDI 13th Netflix Flyer


The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) organization is hosting a watch party for the Emmy-winning documentary, 13th, on Thursday, July 16th from 4-7pm. In this groundbreaking documentary, Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores “the intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States”. Titled after the thirteenth amendment of the Constitution, the film tracks the history of race relations in America, from Jim Crow to Black Lives Matter.

Trigger Warning: 13th shows violence towards the Black community. This documentary may/will cause emotional distress. You can view the trailer here, before deciding if you want to join. If you choose to  sit this one out, we will host other educational movie nights in the near future!


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic still in full force, we will host this viewing through Netflix Party, which is a new way to watch Netflix with friends online. Netflix Party synchronizes video playback and adds group chat to your favorite Netflix shows. Netflix Party is a Google Chrome-exclusive extension that only requires one person to install it, making it the easiest of the three to set up. Unfortunately, we are unable to view through Zoom due to copyright issues, so we’ve come up with the following solutions:

  1. We will send a link to join and watch the documentary together through Netflix Party. The documentary itself is 1 hour and 40 minutes long, so our plan is to meet for 10-15 minutes (via Zoom-link in flyer below) for a brief discussion before going into the Netflix party room to watch the documentary “together,” and then reconvening for 45 minutes (via Zoom) to discuss the movie. Also, through Netflix Party, there is a chat function where we can discuss the movie and add comments live. The total time commitment would be ~2 hours and 40 minutes.

  2. If you are unable to commit for 2 hours and 40 minutes straight, you have the option to watch the movie at your own time and join in for the discussion part!

  3. If you do not have Netflix, you can watch the documentary for free on YouTube before the discussion takes place.


Please email us at with any questions. Hope to see you there!

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