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.

Wednesday, March 13 – Thursday 14, 2024 and Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | Noon – 1:30 pm

Write a letter to a young woman interested in science and medicine! 

Location: The Mount Sinai Hospital, Guggenheim Pavilion

For over 100 years, women have been active innovators and contributors to the Mount Sinai Health System, leaving legacies that have profound and lasting impacts. Today, women in the Mount Sinai community build upon these legacies as they tirelessly and devotedly advance science and medicine while enhancing the lives of individuals and whole communities. This year, in honor of Women’s History Month, the Office of Gender Equity in Science and Medicine and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion invite you to share a story about your journey to science or medicine and a message of hope with a student interested in pursuing a future in these fields. You may write a letter or drop one off at The Mount Sinai Hospital in the Guggenheim Pavilion.

Monday, March 18, 2024 |1 – 2 pm

The Black Women Leaders Connect Employee Resource Group – DISTRUPT(ing) Clinical Trials Panel  

The Black Women Leaders Connect Employee Resource Group will host a panel on the DISTRUPT(ing) Clinical Trials project.  The panelists will discuss the 4-year Stand Up to Cancer program to increase the participation of Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) in clinical trials, which targets four communities in New York City.  The Panel will be moderated by Tamiesha Frempong, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology, Medical Education and Pediatrics and will feature Dr. Nina Bickell, MD, MPH, Professor in the Department of Medicine and Population Health Science & Policy and Director, Healthcare Delivery Science Core at the Institute of Health Equity Research, and Rev. Dr. Zorina Costello, Center for Spirituality and Health and Director of Community Engagement.

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 |Noon – 1 pm

Trailblazer Conversations: Stories from Military Women

Join The Military/Veterans Employee Resource Group for an inspiring conversation moderated by Military/Veterans ERG Lead, Tanisha Miles. The panelists will discuss the unique challenges they have faced, highlight their accomplishments, and provide practical advice and insights for individuals in the process of transitioning or who have recently transitioned back to civilian life.

Thursday, March 28, 2024 |Noon – 1 pm

The Office of Gender Equity in Science and Medicine monthly Amplifying Equity Series – Invisibility & Recognition in STEMM 

The Office of Gender Equity in Science and Medicine monthly Amplifying Equity Series – Women’s History Month edition – will feature Maria (Mia) Ong, PhD. Dr. Ong is a Senior Research Scientist at TERC, a STEM education organization in Cambridge, MA. With almost three decades of experience, she specializes in researching the experiences of women of color and marginalized groups in STEM, with a focus on qualitative studies. Dr. Ong has led numerous projects funded by federal agencies like the NSF and NIH and has authored over 40 publications on equity and inclusion topics in STEM. She has served on national committees and received prestigious awards for her contributions to mentoring and physics education. Ong holds a PhD in Social and Cultural Studies in Education from UC Berkeley.

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, March 14, 2024 | 4 – 5 pm

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

Thursday, March 28, 2024 | 4 – 5 pm

Let’s Connect Book Series, Session 4 – The Leadership Imperative

Thursday, April 11, 2024 | 4 – 5 pm

Let’s Connect Book Series, Session 5 – “A Developmental Approach to Racial Justice

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, March 19, 2024 | Noon – 1 pm
Understanding Islamophobia

Fear, hatred and prejudice against Islam and people who are Muslim has a long history in the United States. It is often exacerbated by global events and has a profound impact on peoples’ safety, livelihood, and right to worship. Islamophobia has been rampant in recent months. What is at the root of the historical dehumanization of Muslims and Arabs, and what are its consequences? Join us for a deeper understanding of Islamophobia and how it is experienced by our colleagues and peers.   

Upcoming Session
Tuesday, April 2, 2024 | Noon – 1 pm

How Are You Finding Joy in Difficult Times?

We are managing the emotions that come with social and political conflict here and abroad, the Israel–Hamas war, the pandemic, the climate crisis, and more. At times it can feel like every day brings more troubling news. Given all that, it might seem impossible to think about making time for joy. But the fact is that finding joy is one of the most powerful ways we can survive—and even thrive—in times like this. Join us as we discuss how we experience joy even when grief and rage are present.

Community Events

Not affiliated with the Mount Sinai Health System

Thursday, April 18, 2024| 9 am – 3 pm

Seaver Autism Center 28th Annual Advances in Autism Conference

 Location: The New York Academy of Medicine

Attend the conference to learn how researchers are identifying genetic mutations in autism, how the mutations lead to biologically-determined subtypes of autism, and how preclinical and clinical research are developing and testing new treatments for these subtypes. The interactions between academic scientists, families and advocacy groups, and industry partners will also be discussed, as precision therapeutics requires input from all these groups.

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.

Through Monday, Sunday, July 28, 2024 

The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

 Location: The Met Fifth Avenue, The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery for Special Exhibitions – Free with Museum Admission

In February 2024, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present the groundbreaking exhibition The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism. Through some 160 works of painting, sculpture, photography, film, and ephemera, it will explore the comprehensive and far-reaching ways in which Black artists portrayed everyday modern life in the new Black cities that took shape in the 1920s–40s in New York City’s Harlem and nationwide in the early decades of the Great Migration when millions of African Americans began to move away from the segregated rural South. The first art museum survey of the subject in New York City since 1987, the exhibition will establish the Harlem Renaissance and its radically new development of the modern Black subject as central to the development of international modern art.