AAPA Listening Sessions: Hearing From Black PAs & PAs of Color

AAPA and our African Heritage Caucus will host two webinar listening sessions for all PAs to listen to and learn from Black PAs and PAs of color, including students, about how racism has impacted and continues to impact their lives and the lives of their patients.

Creating shared understanding of these perspectives and experiences throughout the entire PA community, as well as identifying potential solutions, will propel AAPA’s collaborative work to enhance diversity within the PA profession and to promote equity and justice in healthcare.

To ensure as many people as possible can participate, two Zoom sessions with similar content will be offered. Registration is required—choose your session below.

Wednesday, June 24, 8 – 9:30 p.m. EDT

Facilitated by Susan Salahshor, PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA

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Friday, June 26, 12 – 1:30 p.m. EDT

Facilitated by Susan Salahshor, PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA

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Who should join these listening sessions?

We encourage all PAs and PA students to join. Members of AAPA’s Board of Directors, staff, and representatives from our constituent organizations, including the African Heritage PA Caucus, will be in attendance, along with representatives from PAEA, ARC-PA, and NCCPA.

Who will be facilitating?

Susan Salahshor, PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA will serve as facilitator for both sessions. Read more about her leadership, professional accomplishments, and commitment to the PA profession.

How many people will be able to attend?

Up to 5,000 people will be able to join each listening session via Zoom webinar.

What should I expect during the session?

The facilitator will lead attendees through a series of questions designed to amplify the voices of Black PAs and PAs of color. Participants can use the raise hand feature in Zoom to indicate they would like to contribute to the conversation and to speak using video and/or audio.

Will this call be recorded?

No. We want to create a safe space to share.

Can I share the registration link with colleagues and friends?

Yes, but each unique attendee will be asked to register to participate.

I can’t attend, but I have ideas on how our profession can move diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts forward. How can I share my recommendations?

AAPA welcomes your ideas and recommendations at [email protected].