Critically Conscious Connections
with Dr. Washington
Critically Conscious Connections with Dr. Washington is an online learning platform with an array of online courses created and curated to support individual learners and organizational leaders. This content reflects Dr. Washington’s over 13 years of experience, and these courses have been implemented at institutions spanning a variety of fields and industries, including:
Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University, School of Nursing
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Baylor College of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Social Advocates for Youth, Santa Rosa, CA
Sonoma County Department of Probation
in Health Care
By the end of the 6-module course, learners will be able to:
• Summarize the meaning and origins of race as a social and political construct
• Critically analyze the implications of race and racism on healthcare and health professional behavior.
• Engage in self-reflection on one’s own racial identity and socialization, and professional application
• Apply Six-S Action Plan to lead anti-racist change as an ally and accomplice
Deconstructing The Origins
of Race and Racism
Deconstructing the Origins of Race and Racism defines and contextualizes racial/ethnic inequities, historical trauma, racial trauma, racial socialization, whiteness, structural racism, and provides learners tools and strategies to increase allyship and accompliceship.
Focus on the Self: Reflecting on Your Identities and Socialization
This brief course guides learners through self-reflection on their social identities, the values embedded in those identities, how those identities influence our lives, and the socialization that has shaped us. Learners further explore positionality, privilege, agency to cultivate change, and triggers in anti-oppression discourse.