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Webinar: Race in Optometry

Last year, the SUNY College of Optometry’s Office of Continuing Professional Education hosted a three-part Webinar Series on “Race in Optometry.” These webinars took a hard look at the experiences of Black optometrists as students, residents, faculty, and practitioners. It was our intent to foster a dialogue that would lead to needed changes in optometric education and in the eye care industry. This year’s webinar, scheduled in conjunction with the Juneteenth celebration, brings back many of last year’s panelists to discuss whether substantive improvements have been made and where additional efforts are needed.

Panel Members

Panel members include Dean John Flanagan; Dr. Ruth Shoge, Berkeley Optometry’s Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, and Associate Clinical Professor; and Berkeley Optometry alumna Dr. Joy Harewood.

Watch the Webinar

Recordings of the first three webinars are available at no cost on the SUNY College of Optometry’s CE website.