See Us pin
"See Us" pin in collaboration with the Student National Medical Association (SNMA).
"It wasn’t too long ago when everything from our news and social media posts to our everyday table conversations were filled with the topic of social injustice—a conversation that is as old as time for many of us but has been revived in the face of isolation during a pandemic. For many of us, it is a hard position: whether you were on the telling end of these conversations and speaking from experience or on the receiving end and seeing the pain of your black and brown peers' experiences. Thankfully, through those shared conversations, we saw several allies surface. However, time has passed, and the energy has wained. But, for the SNMA, this is not a conversation we can allow to fall off, especially at such a critical point in history. Our white coat is more than just a white coat… It’s the black and brown faces behind the coat; it's the black and brown parents that birthed those faces, and it’s the community that mirrors those faces. So, when you decide to See Us…See Us. When you decide to take a stand against racism and disparity, do it with not only your words but your actions. Now more than ever, each and everyone of us is perfectly positioned in the world to take tangible steps to see a future our descendants will be proud of. Seeing us means seeing us to a better future where we aren’t divided to the point where our skin color determines the type of life we will experience. SNMA is devoted to the progression from disparity, and we ask that you See Us and act. So, let’s make sure we’re doing our part and vote."
About the SNMA & the “See Us” Campaign
Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians.
This campaign aims to give imagery behind the fact that racism is a public health issue in the United States. The recent murders of our Black sisters and brothers are a clear reminder that this nation is built on the backs of the oppressed and the belief that some humans are of less value than others. We are living in the aftermath. As future physicians, we will be treating patients who have been negatively impacted by these traumatic experiences. We stand united at the forefront of defending unity, defending humanity! The SNMA has been committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students and addressing the needs of underserved communities since its inception and will continue to do so. (Source: SNMA)
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