With the rise of antisemitic and other hateful rhetoric targeting racial, ethnic, and religious groups, it is imperative to not only confront instances of hate, but also to understand its origins and how it has incited a new wave of fatal consequences.

The Office of Equity and Inclusion, in partnership with the Department of Health Humanities and Bioethics, Paul M. Schyve, MD Center for Bioethics, and the Office of Alumni Relations and Constituent Engagement, will host a four-part Grand Rounds series to examine hate and inspire our community to stand in solidarity against it.  We will break down the topic in four parts:

Register: https://urmc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aUIDglBHRuG7IuFu9lpX4w

Anatomizing Hate: What is it and how does it impact health?

Guest speaker: Wade Norwood, CEO, Common Ground Health.

Date: February 8, 2023

Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Zoom


Responding to Hate:  Practical ways to address it.

In this session, Jessica Guzmán-Rea, Assistant Dean for Diversity and the director of the Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center, moderates a discussion on how the University of Rochester community is addressing hate.

Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Zoom


Documentary Screening of “A Tree of Life” and community discussion afterwards.

This documentary looks at one of the deadliest anti-Semitic attacks in American history at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA. It broadens in focus to examine how hate spreads and what we, as a nation, can do to prevent it. This will be a public screening and feature a panel discussion.

Date: Thursday, March 16, 2023

Time: 6:30 p.m.— 8:30 p.m.

Location: The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604


Restorative Practices and Confronting Hate

This last part of the series focuses on the power of restorative practices to uncover areas of potential trouble in a community and to address harm caused by hate when it has already taken root. Participants will be encouraged to engage with one another in this interactive session.

Date: March, 2023

Time:  TBD

Location: University of Rochester, University of Rochester Medical Center


Event Details

  • Kimberly Braithwaite
  • Sarah Amering
  • andrea sandoz

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