Featured, Ongoing, and Community Events

Featured Events

Events will take place in person or via Zoom unless otherwise indicated; all Mount Sinai faculty, staff, and students are welcome! For a complete calendar of events, please contact diversity@mountsinai.org.

Tuesday, February 6, 2024 | 6:00 pm

Financial Journey For Professionals In Healthcare Series

To honor black history month, every Tuesday, this February the Friends of Odysseus (FOD) will be sponsoring alongside the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, a Financial Literacy Series. The series, will kick off on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 6 pm. This Financial Literacy Webinar Series will discuss topics ranging from vital money moves not taught in school to financial lessons on leadership, longevity, and legacy. Those who attend will receive a free The Busy Professional’s Financial Journal for your journey! 

Saturday, February 10, 2024 | 1:30 pm

Group Visit to the National Jazz Museum

The Icahn School of Medicine’s Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Chapter invites you to join them on a group visit to the National Jazz Museum on February 10th. Prepare to arrive at the museum around 1:30pm. Entrance to the museum is on a pay-as-you-wish (donation) basis, and visitors are encouraged to bring their own wired headphones for listening stations.

Located in Uptown58 – 58 W 129th St Ground Floor, 2203, New York, NY 10027

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 |6 – 7 pm

Film Discussion: Something the Lord Has Made

Gather for an evening of meaningful discussion and reflection with The Black Leaders Advocating for Change and Community (BLACC) ERG and your colleagues as review the film Something the Lord has Made. During this event, we will be viewing clips from the film and discussing our thoughts and opinions on some of the key themes and plotlines.

To watch the complete film on YouTube, click here.

Tuesday, February 15, 2024 |12:30 – 1 pm

Black Men’s Roundtable

Join The Black Leaders Advocating for Change and Community (BLACC) ERG for a candid conversation centered around resiliency and ways to navigate the unique challenges that one may encounter on a day-to-day. Our distinguished panelists will share their personal journeys while discussing strategies for overcoming obstacles and setbacks.

Thursday, February 29, 2024 |12:30 – 1 pm

“The Culture Unmasked: A Fashion Presentation”

The Icahn School of Medicine’s Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Chapter invites you to enjoy an evening of food, drinks, and African garments modeled by our students!

Location: Mount Sinai Hospital, 1468 Madison Ave., 5th Floor, Annenberg 5-205

Join us for a Let’s Connect Book Series

Join us on a journey to justice! Led by Edward Poliandro, PhD, we will dive into chapter reviews, share reflections, and have meaningful discussions on the book Racial Justice At WorkIt is going to be a thought-provoking experience you will not want to miss!

These discussions are open to all Mount Sinai faculty, staff, trainees, and students. You may join us even if you have not read the book.

Upcoming Sessions:

Thursday, February 8, 2024 | 4 – 5 pm

Let’s Connect Book Series, Session 1 – “Defining Justice”

Thursday, February 13, 2024 | 4 – 5 pm

Let’s Connect Book Series, Session 2 – “The Minimization, Weaponization, and Demolition of Racial Justice Concepts”

Thursday, March 14, 2024 | 4 – 5 pm

Let’s Connect Book Series, Session 3 – “Operationalizing Justice: A Radical Shift in Consciousness”

Join Chats for Change sessions – part of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s Racism and Bias Initiative – to engage in thoughtful dialogue on issues of race and bias in health care.

Next Session: Tuesday, January 30, 2024 | Noon – 1 pm
The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee | Chapters 9 & 10

According to NY Times bestselling author Heather McGhee, JD, many white Americans view the world as a zero-sum game, a competition between themselves and people of color. They reject social policies that help nonwhite people, even though those policies actually benefit everybody. Conservative politicians, media figures, and billionaires stoke this white fear to win and maintain power, sustaining this political agenda and devastating America’s poor and middle class.

Join us each month as we discuss perspectives from two chapters of The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee. This month we will focus on The Hidden Wound and Solidarity Divided.   


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Tuesday, February 7, 2024 | Noon – 1 pm

Civil Discourse Starts with You

The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts developed a Civility Self‐​Reflection Exercise that can be used to gauge and better understand how to participate in difficult discussions. Join us as we reflect on how we approach and respond to others about sensitive topics, and what we need to build the skills for practicing civil discourse with each other and in our institutions.

Community Events

Not affiliated with the Mount Sinai Health System

Thursday, February 1, 2024 – Monday, July 8, 2024 | 5 pm

The New York Public Library honors the life of Langston Hughes in new exhibit

 Location: Schomburg Center, Harlem, NY

Starting on February 1 — which just so happens to be Langston Hughes’ birthday — The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is honoring Hughes and his friendship with photographer, filmmaker, and U.S. Foreign Service Officer Griffith J. Davis in its exhibit “The Ways of Langston Hughes.” The free exhibit at the Schomburg Center’s Latimer Gallery in Harlem will include photographs of Hughes and Davis, who met in Atlanta, as well as more of Hughes’ friendships through letters, artwork and other memorabilia.